There is a blowing snow advisory for the city of Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

"There are some stronger winds picking up out of the north today," says meteorologist Kyle Ziolkowski with Environment Canada. "We've had an extended period of light snow over the past few days here and because it's light and fluffly, it's pretty easy to blow around."

Poor visibility in blowing snow is expected this morning and afternoon for areas including Selkirk, Steinbach, Morden, Portage la Prairie, and Dugald. 

Strong northerly winds combined with freshly fallen snow will result in blowing snow for parts of the Red River Valley today as winds gust between 40 and 60 km/h. Conditions are expected to be the worst in open areas and on highways. 

As the winds diminish over the evening, conditions will begin to improve. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

"There is an Alberta Clipper that will form Saturday night into Sunday morning. It'll move into southern Saskatchewan on Sunday and approach Manitoba Sunday throughout the day. We're expecting to see some lighter snow throughout the day. With it, it's going to push out that colder air that's been entrenched over the prairies for the better part of the week. We'll start to see an end to the extreme cold beginning next week."

Ziolkowski shares early next week Manitoba could see a rise in temperatures to normal and even above normal as we head into the new year.