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CTV News Winnipeg Skywatch Weather Blog -  Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Brace yourself for a winter blast across southern and central Manitoba that is no April Fool's Day joke!

Snowfall warnings have been triggered across much of southwestern and west-central Manitoba. Those areas could get 10-20+ cm of wet, heavy snow today/tonight. Warnings will likely be expanded into other parts of the south and central areas as the storm advances.

It is a low pressure system spreading north from the Dakotas with a very slow moving cold front. Areas west of the front will get snow. Areas near the front should see a rain/snow mix.

Regions to the east, like Winnipeg, will see rain start this afternoon. That rain will transition to snow late tonight as colder air wraps into the system. Winnipeg is not under the warning on Wednesday afternoon, but that could change. 

For now, Winnipeg could potentially see as much at 10 cm of wet, heavy snow on Thursday.

Yet another system will bring more snow to southern Manitoba on Thursday night/Friday. The heaviest snowfall amounts are expected near the Manitoba/Ontario border and could be in the 10-25 cm range.

Then.....sunshine returns Saturday. Warmer temps to help the melt come Sunday.



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