Mild temps, grey skies in Grey Cup forecast

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It looks like there’s some wonderful weather in store for Saturday’s Grey Cup/Santa Claus Parade and Sunday’s Grey Cup championship football game in Winnipeg.

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It looks like there’s some wonderful weather in store for Saturday’s Grey Cup/Santa Claus Parade and Sunday’s Grey Cup championship football game in Winnipeg.

Environment Canada is calling for normal to above normal temperatures by the weekend.

While cloudy and mild conditions will continue in Winnipeg tonight and Tuesday with temperatures near or just below the zero mark and a few centimetres of snow, there will be a brief cold snap on Thursday and Friday. Thanks to a ridge of high pressure, temperatures on Thursday and Friday will include highs of around -11 C and lows near minus-20 C.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson The forecast calls for confetti -- but not snow -- on Grey Cup Sunday in Winnipeg.

Things will warm up by Saturday when a warm front moves into Southern Manitoba bringing some gusty winds and temperatures back into the normal range.

For Saturday’s parade, starting at 4:30 p.m., a high of -4 C and a low of -13 C are expected.

Environment Canada’s long term outlook for Sunday is a high of -3 C and temperatures in the -5 C to -10 C range for the 5 p.m. start of the Grey Cup game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Edmonton Eskimos.

Other Grey Cup festivities this week include the Grey Cup trophy arriving at the legislature on Wednesday at 3 p.m., a concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the RBC Convention Centre with Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett and Leanne Pearson and a concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the RBC Convention Centre with The Sheepdogs, The Trews and Attica Riots.

The normal temperatures for Winnipeg for November 29th -5.6 C for the high and the normal low is -14.2 C.

Historically on Nov. 29, Environment Canada said record high temperature of 7.2 C was set in 1932. A record low temperature -36.7 C was set in 1875. The greatest snowfall on this date was 13 cm in 1898. The most snow on the ground was 53 cm in 1958. Also in 1958 on this date, an extreme wind chill of -48 C occurred.

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