WINNIPEG - Weather watches and warnings have been issued in southern Manitoba. While some areas are under winter storm watches, the following rainfall warning has been issued for Winnipeg:
Heavy rain with total amounts reaching 40 to 60 mm is expect for parts of southern Manitoba by Sunday.
Rain will continue tonight and will persist through Saturday with some areas receiving more rain Saturday night and Sunday. Total rainfall amounts of 40 to 60 mm will fall. The heaviest rain will fall on Saturday with embedded thunderstorms possible. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
Rain will change over to snow beginning on Saturday evening near the Saskatchewan border and spread eastwards by Sunday morning. Snowfall warnings may follow.
Strong winds gusting 60 to 90 km/h on Saturday and Sunday are also expected. Reduced visibilities in blowing snow will occur when wind and snow align on Sunday.
This system is expected to move into Ontario later in the weekend bringing cooler temperatures.