Another round of snow for Manitoba, northern Saskatchewan
Friday, January 17, 2014, 9:45 AM -
Widespread warnings were issued across the Prairies on Wednesday, resulting in travel delays and closures.
Now, another round of snow is making its way into Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan -- and freezing rain looks to be on tap for parts of Alberta.
On Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a series of statements for the Prairies provinces, including freezing rain and snowfall warnings.
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Damaging winds moved out of the region Thursday afternoon, but "this next system will bring gusty winds to the Prairies once again," says Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.
"Communities from Edmonton, Alberta to Brandon, Manitoba can expect gusts between 40 and 60 kilometres per hour Friday evening."
Five to 10 cm of snow is expected for the city of Winnipeg through Saturday, with 10-15 cm possible for northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
"The next low will take almost an identical track to Wednesday's low, tracking into Manitoba from the Yukon, but it will be much weaker," says Gina Ressler, another meteorologist at The Weather Network.
"Still, snow and blowing snow could cause problems in Saskatchewan and Manitoba on Friday."
Ressler adds that Alberta will remain mild and dry under the ridge of high pressure and Calgary's high may reach the mid-teens on Saturday.