WINNIPEG — A late winter storm is brewing as we head into March, triggering Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement on Thursday for southern Manitoba.

The weather agency says a major storm system is tracking into the province beginning Sunday and persisting through Monday.


Southern Manitoba is in the path of a Colorado Low as the system spreads heavy snow northwards from the U.S.

“Southern Manitoba will see multiple batches of snow over the coming days as this storm develops,” the statement says.

“The first is forecast to occur on Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow is forecast to develop in North Dakota, then lift northwards through southern Manitoba. Amounts with this band of snow are forecast to remain low, with general accumulations of up to four centimetres.”

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