First snowfall expected in Manitoba

The southwestern corner of Manitoba is expecting its first snowfall tonight. Environment Canada says people can expect 2-5 centimetres of snow, with the highest mounts in the Riding Mountain National Park and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park areas. ((Environment Canada))

People in southwestern Manitoba may see their first snow of the season this weekend. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the southwest corner of the province, saying people there can expect 2-5 centimetres of snow to fall beginning Saturday night. 

The weather service indicates it will likely stick on the ground for a bit. 

The area included in the weather statement includes Brandon, Carberry, Treherne, Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Russell, Riding Mountain National Park, Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou, Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Virden and Souris.

The highest amounts will likely fall around Riding Mountain National Park and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. 

Winnipeg is expected to get a bit of rain and some light flurries. 

The system is expected to clear out of the province by Sunday.

It's also much colder than usual for this time of year. Forecast highs are between 4 and 6 degrees. It's usually closer to 9 degrees in mid-October.