High winds could drive Manitoba lake levels up 5 feet
Province warning property owners to prepare for Monday
If your long weekend plans take place along Lake Winnipeg or Lake Manitoba, prepare to batten the hatches.
Manitoba Infrastructure's Hydrologic Forecasting Centre is warning that high winds are coming over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Strong northwest winds starting Monday afternoon could raise water levels by five feet — or more, the forecasters say.
Lake Manitoba is currently at 812.80 feet, above the top of its operating range, 812.50 feet, though it's been higher this summer.
In a release Sunday, the province urged property owners to take precautions before the winds arrive.