A low pressure system moving across southern Manitoba, near the international border, kicked off the latest round of precipitation in Monday afternoon and areas to the southwest and northwest of Portage were affected the most.

 CMOS Accredited Weathercaster Chris Sumner commented about the Central Plains and Pembina valley.

"We weren't expecting a lot from this system, and the totals back that up. There wasn't a lot of moisture within this particular airmass, and that's why we saw the lower totals we did."

Monday started with sunshine in Portage but the showers from the west had moved into the area by late afternoon. While amounts weren't that high in the city, some spots to the west did receive a fair amount, with some locations recording close to an inch.

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The following totals are for Monday June 10th and are courtesy of the Manitoba Ag Weather Network. 

Pierson - 20.7mm
Waskada - 20.2mm
Souris - 17.0mm
Neepawa - 15.0mm
Gladstone - 13.5mm
Plumas - 13.5mm
Alonsa - 11.0mm
Austin - 10.7mm
St. Rose - 10.4mm
Portage la Prairie - 5.5mm
Elm Creek - 5.0mm
Elie - 3.4mm

25mm = 1 inch

According to Sumner, cloud cover on the backside of the low will lead to a mainly cloudy Tuesday and gusty winds up to 50-60 km/h, first from the southwest and then the northwest as the low passes through the region.

"Wednesday looks like it could be one of the warmest days of the Spring and Summer, so far, as upper-level ridging allows a very warm airmass to briefly settle into the area," he explained. "Highs pushing the upper 20s are likely in a few spots in the south." 

Sumner is watching the risk for severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and early evening, because all the ingredients will be in place with warm, moist air over the region and another low-pressure system moving in from the west possibly being the trigger to kick-start that activity.

Sumner noted there are multiple chances for showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, but it's still too early to say with much confidence what timing and amounts may look like.