A forecast for sunny breaks and warming temperatures to -16 C, this afternoon will come as welcome news for all the hardy souls outdoors Saturday.
The Ice Donkey Winter Adventure will include five-kilometre obstacle challenge heats every 10 minutes at the University of Manitoba. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Southwood Golf Course.
If you want to bundle up -- the windchill is -24 C this afternoon -- and watch someone else take a plunge into a bin of ice water for charity, then head to the North End's Indian and Metis Friendship Centre between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Lots of folks, including Winnipep Police Inspector Cam Baldwin, will take the Polar Plunge into a BFI container to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Indoors, there's a craft sale for lovers, with handmade soaps and feel-good body care products. That's at Grace Point Church, 137 Euclid Ave., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Later this afternoon, skies cloud over and the evening could see a few flurries and temperatures down to -22 C. Overnight, we take the plunge to -29 C with windchills of -40 C. The rest of the weekend is much the same for weather: Sunny breaks and a chance of flurries, less than one centimetre Sunday with a high -22 C and a low -29 C.
Monday's forecast calls for sunny breaks, no snow, and a high of -20 C and a low -30 C.
Tuesday we cloud over under a forecast of two to four centimetres of snow and a high -16C.