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CTV News Winnipeg Skywatch Weather Blog - Friday, January 17, 2020

Here comes the snow! And the winds! And the freezing drizzle! 

A low pressure system to the south of us is spreading snow northward out ahead of it in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. Some freezing drizzle is also showing up which could cause slippery roads and highways. That should end this evening as it transitions to snow.

The snow, however, will not end this evening. It will only intensify tonight. All of the Red River Valley and the southeast, including Winnipeg, are under snowfall and winter storm warnings. Total snowfall accumulations could be as high as 10-20 cm by the time snow tapers off on Saturday.

On top of that, very strong northwest winds will develop overnight that will cause blowing snow and reduced visibility. That will continue on Saturday with wind gusts as high as 70 km/h expected with an additional few centimetres of snow. Temperatures will also drop during the day.

Snow and strong winds will also spread to the southwest, central Interlake and Berens River regions. 

The southwest and Red River Valley could be most impacted by the blowing snow, but all regions should be vigilant.

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