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Snowfall on the Way for Southern Manitoba

April 11, 2014 7:48 AM | News

WINNIPEG — So, how about the spring we’re having?

Manitobans who have already forgot what winter feels like are in store for a reminder this weekend. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba.

The forecaster is calling for between 5-10 cm of snow beginning Saturday, due in part to a low pressure system over Alberta and making its way eastward. Southwestern Manitoba will see higher amounts of precipitation, which is expected to taper off by Saturday afternoon.

“Precise snowfall amounts at this time are uncertain and will depend on surface temperatures and the exact track of the weather system,” the statement said. “Current computer guidance is suggesting that the heaviest amounts will fall along and south of the Trans Canada highway where total accumulations 5 to 10 centimetres are possible.”

Winnipeg saw a high of 11°C on Wednesday and continued warmth on Thursday. Saturday’s high is forecast to be 3°C with NW wind at 20 km/h.