Snow in June? Warning issued for northern Manitoba

​​An intensifying low pressure system is expected to spread rain and snow into northern Manitoba today.
There's snow on the ground in Tadoule Lake in northern Manitoba on Thursday morning. (Joseph Yassie)

It's June 5 and there's a chance of 10-20 centimetres of snow falling in northern Manitoba.

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for the following communities:

  • Tadoule Lake
  • Churchill​
  • Brochet​
  • Leaf Rapids
  • Lynn Lake​
  • Pukatawagan

An intensifying low pressure system over western Manitoba will track northeastward and spread rain initially into northern Manitoba today, Environment Canada states in its alert.

The areas highlighted in red are under a snowfall warning as of Thursday morning. (Environment Canada/CBC)
"As colder air wraps into this system the rain will change to wet snow tonight and continue to snow through the day on Friday," the alert states.

"Generally, 10 to 20 cm of snow can be expected, however with temperatures near the freezing mark, there will be some melting of the falling snow."

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow, Environment Canada said, adding that freezing rain is possible in the Churchill area Thursday night and into Friday morning.

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