Freezing rain warnings cancelled for Manitoba

Weather warnings for Winnipeg and some other parts of the province prompted by a low-pressure system leaving Saskatchewan and heading into Manitoba have been lifted.

Snowfall warning still in effect for northern part of the province

Churchill is expected to get only a couple of centimetres of snow tonight after digging out from a blizzard earlier this month. (Keith McDougall/YouTube)

Freezing rain warnings have been cancelled across a wide swath of the province, as a low-pressure system heads to Hudson Bay — but snowfall warnings remain in effect for northern Manitoba. 

Freezing rain warnings have been cancelled for Lake Winnipegosis, Swan River, Duck Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest, The Pas, Wanless, Westray, Grand Rapids, Waterhen and Clearwater Lake Provincial Park.

But highways, roads and walkways may still become icy and slippery.

'Pretty decent Alberta clipper'

Meanwhile, 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on northern Manitoba Saturday.

The snowfall warning says snow should taper off from west to east Saturday night as the system heads east. 

The warning applies to Thompson, Nelson House, Split Lake, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids and Pukatawagan. 

Environment Canada meteorologist Justin Shaer said he expects that warning to stay in effect until Saturday evening as the system moves eastward.

"It will start to weaken as it pushes further, almost into Hudson Bay," he said. "It's a pretty decent Alberta clipper right now, but it looks to kind of slow down once it gets to the Hudson Bay coast, and from there it's pretty much just going to track eastward."

Snow-weary Churchill may see two to four centimetres of snow tonight, Shaer said — "Nothing very huge to them, especially considering what they've seen already in the last few weeks."

Shaer didn't expect the storm to stay strong as it moves on.

"It doesn't look to be doing too much damage past this," he said. "Whatever it's doing today seems to be the worst that's going to come out of it."