A special weather statement has been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada ahead of the anticipated arrival of a Colorado Low. 

"It's a little bit of a mixed bag of precipitation" says Alysa Pederson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The "complex system" moving up from the United States is bringing "a lot of uncertainty" when it comes to what type of precipitation to expect in the Red River Valley. 

"The precipitation will start tonight as rain and then transition over into snow overnight into tomorrow," says Pederson. 

Models suggest roughly 5mm of rain with about 10cm of "wet, sticky snow" to accumulate. 

Looking westward, Manitobans in the southwestern corner of the province through the Interlake can expect between 10 and 15 cm of total accumulation with those in the Riding Mountain area seeing upwards of 25 cm. 

In the City of Winnipeg, commuters can expect roads that are "a little bit more challenging" and "a little bit more wintery, according to Pederson. Residents are expected to be shoveling " wet, slushy" snow tomorrow. "The type snowblowers have a hard time with, too," she says. 

The longer-range forecast shows a return to more seasonal temperatures through the end of the month, though there could be a slight warming again by the end of the next week. 

Seasonal highs for Winnipeg are around -10 degree Celsius this time of year.