Parts of Western Manitoba are digging out their shovels once again as a Colorado Low makes its way through the area. 

Chris Stammers, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says areas south of Dauphin, in the Clear Lake area, got hit with 10 centimetres of snow overnight.

"They're going to probably see over 30 centimetres by the time this is all said and done," said Stammers.

Although Winnipeg may have dodged a bullet the first time, a second system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the city starting late Thursday afternoon. 

"The second system will give us a bit more precipitation in the Red River Valley, but amounts are challenging with the surface temperatures above zero," Stammers explained. "We'll probably see a mix of rain at times and a fair bit of melting on contact, but certainly, it does look like there will be potential for 10-15 centimetres of snow."

The City of Winnipeg is currently under a special weather statement. Most of the snow is expected to melt on contact in Winnipeg. The snow will persist through much of the day on Friday before finally pulling out of the province on Friday evening.

"It will be particularly nasty today and tomorrow during the day. It'll be a pretty sloppy mess out there."

Below-normal temperatures are forecast in the wake of this system, with temperatures remaining in the single digits before returning to more seasonal temperatures by the middle of next week.