The rumours are true: snow is in the forecast.
Environment Canada has issued a "special weather statement" for the City of Winnipeg and most of southern Manitoba this morning, indicating that a low pressure system over Alberta could bring upwards of 10 centimetres of snow to the keystone province Saturday. The snow should start falling late tonight.
The southwestern part of Manitoba (including the Brandon, Virden, Souris, and Minnedosa areas) is already under a snowfall warning today.
The flurries expected for Winnipeg should taper off sometime Saturday afternoon. Environment Canada says the heaviest accumulation could fall in the regions south of the Trans-Canada Highway.
The forecast for today calls for a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 3 C. That temperature should stay with us through Saturday, before things start to cool off to close out the weekend.
Sunday’s high is only expected to reach -3 C.