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Rain, snow and strong winds expected for region

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

The areas under the special weather alert issued by Environment Canada are in orange. Supplied photo

The areas under the special weather alert issued by Environment Canada are in orange. Supplied photo

Portage la Prairie is one of a number of areas in southern Manitoba under a special weather alert.

Environment Canada issued a report Tuesday afternoon regarding a low pressure system expected to make its way across the region Wednesday night into Thursday.

As per the alert, rain will quickly change to snow Wednesday night with snowfall accumulations of 2-4 cm possible with the highest accumulations expected near the Manitoba Escarpment with the northeasterly, upslope wind.

Environment Canada stated that the southern half of Manitoba can expect widespread winds of 60 km/h with the potential to reach 80 km/h gusts. The strongest winds, with severe gusts up to 90 km/h, are possible in the lee of the Manitoba Lakes and in the Red River Valley. These cold and gusty north winds will bring widespread blustery conditions Thursday with light snow and local blowing snow.

Temperatures are expected to fall to below normal Thursday.

The following regions are under the special weather alert:

Mun. of North Cypress-Langford
Mun. of Glenboro-South Cypress
Mun. of North Norfolk
Mun. of Norfolk Treherne
R.M. of Victoria
R.M. of Portage la Prairie
R.M. of Cartier
R.M. of Grey
Mun. of Glenella-Lansdowne
Mun. of WestLake-Gladstone
 



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