snowfall

A snowfall warning has been issued for parts of southwestern Manitoba for the Easter weekend. (Environment Canada)

Good Friday will see parts of western Manitoba blanketed in white, but emergency staff with the Department of Public Safety are warning residents about possible flooding around the communities of Perth-Andover and Tobique First Nation.

A snowfall warning has been issued for Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park, Dauphin and Roblin, as well as parts of the Interlake, Arborg, Hecla, Ashern areas.

15 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected Friday night through to Saturday.

In higher terrain around the Parkland region, it could be closer to 25 centimetres.

Starting Friday night, the southern Interlake including Selkirk, Gimli and Bissett could see 5 to 10 centimetres.

In the Winnipeg area and south, it will be rain overnight into Saturday.

The province's flood forecasters are waiting to see how much snow this storm system, which is developing over southern Alberta, will deliver to Manitoba.

They said Friday they will update their forecast once they have that information.