The cruel joke that is this winter continues to be on us.
The above-normal temperatures across the southern area of Manitoba Thursday were just a tease, it seems, as the mercury is expected to take a sudden downturn today and into the weekend.
Environment Canada is calling for a slight chance of flurries this morning and a northwest wind 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h. That breeze will eventually blow from north later in the day.
Get ready to laugh, because here comes the punchline: the temperature will actually drop throughout the day, falling to -13 C this afternoon.
Tonight, look for clear skies and a low of -24 C. Those temperatures are well below the seasonal averages of -1 C and -11 C.
Sunny skies make up the forecast for Saturday, but it will be a little chilly out there. The forecast high is only -16 C, with a wind chill in the -28 range.
Sunday calls for a 60 per cent chance of flurries and a high of -7 C.