The initial band of snow from the Colorado low moved through most of southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan last night though conditions are expected to remain the same for the next few days.
“What we’re expecting to see are periods of snow off and on,” says Eric Dykes, meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada. The region is expecting to oscillate between no snow, light snow, and, at times, heavier snow, according to Dykes, though never quite meeting the threshold to warrant a snowfall warning.
With the above seasonable temperatures continuing today in Manitoba, additional snow is expected to be a heavier wet snow, especially in southeastern regions.
“For the most part, we’re looking at a general 10 to 20 centimeters over several days worth of snow with this system,” says Dykes.
Northerly winds are expected to increase in the coming days, gusting up 70 km/h in parts of southern Manitoba.
“There is going to be a possibility – with the falling snow and gusty winds in concert – really reducing some visibilities perhaps as we get into the latter half of tomorrow and into Friday.”
Conditions will improve Friday into Saturday as the Colorado low tracks eastward, ushering in a surge of Arctic air, and a return to seasonal or below seasonal temperatures.
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