More snow on the way, then, of course, deep-freeze


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THE big winter storm that made for a grey, slushy weekend will wallop Winnipeg one last time today.

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THE big winter storm that made for a grey, slushy weekend will wallop Winnipeg one last time today.

But when it’s done, southern Manitoba will be back in a sunny deep-freeze that will last the entire week.

The storm that socked much of the Prairies and the American Midwest was a relatively mild one in Manitoba thanks to temperatures that hovered around the freezing mark. That allowed the snow to melt almost on contact, which left Winnipeggers contending with slushy, messy streets.

Winnipeg only got about 14 millimetres of precipitation Saturday and likely even less on Sunday.

But dozens of stretches of highway were closed or slippery due to blowing snow and fog. And weather warnings and watches were in effect most of the weekend in the province.

The weekend storm was expected to dump between 15 to 25 centimetres over much of southern Manitoba by this morning with as much as 30 cm possible over western Manitoba.

Things may get much nastier today as a cold front that had already started inching into the province Sunday afternoon brings with it much colder temperatures and strong winds.

Environment Canada weather forecaster Greg Pearce said the winds will come with between two and four more centimetres of snow in southern Manitoba and wind chills could reach -30 C.

Visibility will be poor on highways in the Red River Valley and a weather warning urged motorists to be particularly careful this morning on the north Perimeter Highway.

But the worst will be over by the workday’s end today.

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