A meteorologist with Environment Canada says it will be, at times, a snowy long weekend for southern Manitoba with a few different systems expected to pass through.
Terri Lang refers to it as a mixed bag of weather. She says the systems headed our way are from the Mackenzie Valley of the Northwest Territories.
"People should expect some snow, of course, as these systems come through," explains Lang.
And, because of the winds associated with these systems, Lang says there will also be blowing snow as they pass through.
According to Lang, it looks like the last of the systems will pass through Sunday night and into Monday. She notes that last system could probably provide a decent amount of snow. By the time we wake up Tuesday morning, Lang says there may be an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow on the ground from what fell over the course of the weekend.
"With those winds blowing things around, it may seem like a little bit more, just because it will pile up," she points out.
Lang says she does not anticipate the snow and blowing snow will be enough to warrant any type of warning this weekend. However, either way, she advises motorists to check the local forecast and take note of road reports before venturing out.
Meanwhile, this Louis Riel long weekend will also see a mixed bag of temperatures. The normal high for this time of year is -6 degrees. On Saturday, we can expect a high of -1, followed by Sunday's high of -13 and Monday's high of -10.
But these temperatures might all seem warm compared to what is in store for southern Manitoba next week. By Wednesday, the forecast high for is -23 degrees, with an overnight low of -32. Lang says it looks like that cold weather will last the rest of next week.