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Even more snow to hit Ottawa on Tuesday, says Environment Canada

A low-pressure system from northern Manitoba is expected to dump 10-20 centimetres of snow on Ottawa between Tuesday and Thursday — so don't put away those shovels just yet.

10-20 cm could fall due to low pressure system from northern Manitoba

A giant mound of snow sits at the intersection of Lyon and Sparks streets in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 13, 2017, after 28 centimetres fell on the city the day before. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

Manitoba, this is all your fault.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Ottawa region, as between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow are expected to fall between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning.

The upcoming snowfall is being blamed on a low pressure system heading eastwards from northern Manitoba, the weather agency said.

Of course, the city is already wrapped in a wintry blanket, after 28 centimetres of snow fell on Sunday and more precipitation came down today.

The bulk of the next bout of snow will fall Tuesday night and on Wednesday, Environment Canada said.

As for why Environment Canada isn't issuing a warning: at no point over the next few days is more than 15 centimetres of snow forecasted to fall during a 24-hour period.

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