Up to 30 cm of snow to hit the northern Prairies, snowfall warnings issued

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8:15 AM -

First Alberta, and now northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"A snowfall warning is in place for northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani. "Snowfall amounts of 10-20 cm are expected with this system that's sitting over the central Prairies."

Vaswani adds that as the cold front pushes into Manitoba, rain is expected throughout the day with snow on tap for areas north of Thompson.

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"Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult," warns Environment Canada in the snowfall warning. "Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow."

Drivers are being urged to prepare for quickly deteriorating travel conditions and adjust driving plans if necessary.

Significant snow fell in Fort McMurray, Alberta earlier this week leading to treacherous driving conditions.

A snowfall warning was issued for the region early Monday, with upwards of 20 cm of snow forecast in the hardest hit areas.

Conditions have improved for the region and "Alberta and southern Saskatchewan will be seeing sun and cloud throughout the day Wednesday," adds Vaswani.

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