Southern Manitoba blasted by freezing rain, blowing snow

It's kind of nasty out there this morning in southern Manitoba. Be careful.
Winnipeggers face a blustery Wednesday morning. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

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.

The areas in red are under a freezing rain warning from Environment Canada. (Environment Canada)
Environment Canada has issued a warning for areas west of Winnipeg, saying they could see as much as two hours of freezing rain, making for treacherous conditions on the roads.

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.

Winnipeg forecast

  • 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.

John Sauder's weather forecast for Jan. 27

John Sauder's extended weather forecast for Winnipeg. (John Sauder/CBC)


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