WINNIPEG - Environment Canada has issued the following winter storm watch:
An Alberta clipper will bring snow and strong northwest winds to southern Manitoba beginning overnight on Monday.
Snow will begin in southern Manitoba this afternoon, but the worst of the storm will be felt overnight on Monday and into Tuesday morning.
Overnight on Monday, winds will increase with gusts in excess of 80 km/h possible. These strong winds combined with falling snow will result in widespread reduced visibilities in blowing snow, making for a hazardous Tuesday morning commute.
Prior to the snow, this afternoon in southwestern Manitoba, there is the potential for freezing rain to develop.
Over the Red River Valley, snow will be falling quite heavy overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning, complicating the weather scenario further. Storm total snowfall amounts exceeding 10 cm is possible by Tuesday afternoon.
Please stay updated as warnings associated with this system will likely be issued this afternoon. For specific details for your area, please refer to your local public forecast.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
Winter storm watches are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.