WINNIPEG - Environment Canada is issuing multiple weather alerts as the first winter storm of the 2021-2022 season approaches the province. The agency says the Manitoba will see one last day of pleasant weather today, with sunny skies and a high of around 8 C, before the approaching storm hits, giving way to increasing clouds and a low of -1 tonight, then rain mixed with snow tomorrow.
The warnings from the federal forecaster include special weather statements for most of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg, Brandon, and Steinbach, and winter storm watches for the Dauphin, Gladstone, Roblin, Russell, and Riding Mountain National Park areas, which could see 25 cm of snow or more.
Wednesday is expected to be messy, with a risk of freezing rain, and precipitation changing completely to snow later in the day, accumulating through Thursday. That widespread snowfall accumulation is forecast to reach 10 to 20 cm by Friday morning, with even greater amounts downwind of Manitoba’s lakes and in western Manitoba, where 50 cm may end up falling.Environment Canada says the normal daytime high in Winnipeg for today is +1 C, while the normal overnight low is -8.