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More snow to hit the Prairies, 10+ cm possible through Saturday

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:51 AM -

Warning: This will not be the ideal weekend forecast for winter-weary residents across the Prairies.

"Most of the Prairies will return to winter over the weekend as wind chills return and some accumulating snow is expected," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba early Friday morning with up to 10 cm of snow forecast through Saturday.

The precipitation will start out as rain in many places, but as temperatures fall, the rain will change over to snow by Saturday morning.


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"The heaviest amounts of snow will fall along or immediately north of the Yellowhead Highway where total accumulations of 10 or more centimetres are possible," warns EC.

The snow in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba is expected to taper off by Saturday afternoon.

Still, drivers are being advised to prepare for changing road conditions.

"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," EC says. "Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow."

Will this be winter's last hoorah? Read a detailed analysis from meteorologist Brad Rousseau.

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