If yesterday was the wash, today is the rinse — but a dry cycle is coming.
Environment Canada recorded 20.2 mm of rain yesterday in Brandon, just a couple of millimetres off the record amount of precipitation for a May 19, which was set a decade ago, in 2004, when the city say 22 mm.
More rain is expected today, although less than yesterday, with periods of drizzle this morning changing to a few showers this afternoon. Winds will pick up to about 20 km/h from the north later this morning. The afternon high today will be 10ºC.
Showers will trickle off this evening, with skies clearing after that and winds dying down. Overnight, the low will be 5ºC.
Tomorrow should be mainly sunny, with a high of 17ºC … and that should be the final day of below-normal temperatures for the foreseeable future.
Thursday should be sunny with a high of 23ºC, followed by a mix of sun and cloud on Friday and a high of 25ºC.
The weekend looks great, with sunny skies on Saturday and a high of 24ºC, followed by a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday and again a high of 24ºC.
At this point, even the start of next week looks good. The Monday forecast predicts sunny skies and a high of 23ºC.
The normal high for this time of year is 19ºC. The normal low is 7ºC.
The warmest it's ever been on this date was in 1992, when it was 34.2ºC. The coldest ever was in 197, when it dropped to -4.9ºC.