Southern Manitoba blasted by freezing rain, blowing snow
It's kind of nasty out there this morning in southern Manitoba. Be careful.
A warm front pushing in from Saskatchewan has spread an area of freezing rain and snow over southwest Manitoba.
Things will improve, changing to a mix of rain or snow, later in the morning as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.
In the southeast, the system is expected to stay, mainly as heavy, wet snow, with up to 10 centimetres possible in some places. Winnipeg will likely get about five centimetres, with 5-10 cm expected just north of the city.
Mother Nature has thrown a bit of a temper tantrum this morning so drive cautiously. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcmb?src=hash">#cbcmb</a>—@TrevorCBC
Today's drive sucks. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/perfecttweet?src=hash">#perfecttweet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcmb?src=hash">#cbcmb</a>—@TrevorCBC
Highway 59 north of Winnipeg... snow picking up. Slick highways. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcmb?src=hash">#cbcmb</a> <a href="https://t.co/PQ5JDsia2v">pic.twitter.com/PQ5JDsia2v</a>—@CBCMeaghanK
- High 2 C.
- Mainly cloudy with wet snow or a rain/snow mix in the morning.
- Cloudy through rest of the day.
- Wind southwest 25-30 km/h in the morning, gusting to 50 km/h at times.
- Wind west-northwest 30-50 km/h in the afternoon, with gusts up to 70 km/h.
- TONIGHT cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries.
- Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h.
- Overnight low –6 C.