An area of low pressure currently centered over Nebraska is bringing a wintery mix of weather to southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.
Snow and rain, along with strong winds will push into the area today. This low is very slow-moving so it will linger in the area through Friday night at least.
Across southern Manitoba, snowfall accumulations will vary. The heaviest snow will fall along the Manitoba/Ontario border. The first shot will be about 10 to 15 cm, followed by the potential for 30 to 50 cm in the southern Red River Valley.
Areas around Winnipeg will see a mix of snow and rain. Accumulations largely depend on how much snow will melt on contact. There will also be strong wind gusts around 100 km/h, particularly near the lakes.
In northwestern Ontario snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected along with freezing rain. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm are possible on Thursday night.
On Friday an additional 10 to 20 cm are possible near the Manitoba border. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible over areas from Red Lake to Big Trout Lake.