For today, we'll remain cloudy in Winnipeg and the RRV with drizzle and light showers at times. Generally mild as well with highs in the mid single digits this afternoon and evening.
Rain is expected to begin sometime this evening with light rain continuing into the overnight hours. Rain should transition to snow later in the overnight hours probably sometime between 2 and 5 am. In total, close to 5 mm of rain looks possible before switching over to snow, but this amount will depend highly on how early the switchover occurs.
The worst of the snow looks to be tomorrow morning. Snow may be quite heavy at times with significantly reduced visibility at times. Blustery northerly winds are expected to begin in the early morning as well with sustained winds of 50 and gusts to 70 km/h or more possible through the morning and afternoon. This will make for a very unpleasant day. The heavy wet snow combined with the strong winds could cause some localized power outages. Snow should end by the afternoon. In total, 5-10 cm of snow is expected for Winnipeg. Can't rule out a bit more if rain transitions to snow earlier than expected or if the snow is even heavier than expected.
Sunny, but cold for Thursday with highs in the -7°C to -4°C range. Chilly but a bit milder on Friday. So far, warmer conditions are forecast to return by the weekend and early next week which will allow melting of the new snow.