2024 is set to start with some colder temperatures than we saw last year, but it won't stay that way for long.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Portage la Prairie can expect to experience a high of -17 on January 7th and -18 on January 8th. Meteorologist Kyle McAulay says a cold front has entered southern Manitoba, causing a brisk start to January.

"It's a trend that we'll see for the next week or so," explains McAulay. "There's still a decent probability that we will have higher than average temperatures for the next few months, but we're getting into a bit of a pattern with some cool nights."

As McAulay mentions the return of warm weather, he clarifies that the El Nino weather system leading to the warmer winter hasn't gone anywhere and will most likely stick around until spring. Even though the numbers we're seeing look like they might be below average, McAulay says it would be a return to normal for this time of year.

For current conditions and the full five-day forecast, click here.

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