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Temperatures fall as snow returns

Schools closed in Lakeshore

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You knew the warm winter weather earlier this week was too good to be true.

The forecast for Winnipeg and the surrounding area features a return to below normal temperatures once again, with the mercury dropping to -12 C as the day moves along today. The light snow this morning should taper off before noon.

The wind will be northwest 30 km/h.

In the Lakeshore School Division, schools are closed today. Pine Creek School Division is also closed today, with staff reassigned to work from home.

Tonight, look for the wind to continue and a low of -18 C. Wind chill values could drop down to the -30 range.

Environment Canada is calling for a 60 per cent chance of flurries Friday afternoon, with a northwest wind 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h. There is a chance of blowing snow in open areas.

Friday’s high is -14 C (-31 wind chill).

Sunny skies and daytime highs around -16 C are expected for the weekend.

The normal high/low temperatures for this time of year are -7 C and -17 C.

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Updated on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:34 AM CST: Adds that Pine Creek School Division closed today

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