Lingering impacts from spring storm on the Prairies, more snow for NW Ontario

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Lingering impacts from spring storm on the Prairies, more snow for NW Ontario
Lingering impacts from spring storm on the Prairies, more snow for NW Ontario

Stormy conditions are now largely occurring in northwestern Ontario after the eastern Prairies experienced winter-ilike weather from a potent Colorado low over the weekend.

The storm will continue tracking northwestern Ontario with heavy snow, at times mixing with ice pellets, on Monday. Conditions will improve throughout the day.

There is still some snowfall left to fall and parts of southeastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba could pick up a further 5-15 cm of snow through Monday, while a swath of 30+ cm is anticipated for extreme sections of northwestern Ontario.

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DRENCHING RAINS BRING FLOODING TO WINNIPEG

Meanwhile, folks on the eastern side of the system are contending with a period of heavy, drenching rain courtesy of milder air tracking in from the south.

Rainfall warnings are in effect for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Additional totals of 5-20 mm of additional rainfall expected in Manitoba, with as much as 30 mm still to fall in northwestern Ontario.

On Sunday afternoon, Manitoba issued a flood warning for the Red River Valley, which impacts regions from Emerson near the U.S. border up to the Red River Floodway inlet just south of Winnipeg.

Looking ahead, calmer conditions will build in behind the system as we head into the new workweek. Temperatures will remain significantly below-seasonal for the duration of the week, but Winnipeg should climb above freezing again by Tuesday.

While conditions will improve next week, the flooding threat will still remain as the Red River is forecast to crest towards the end of April through North Dakota and into southern Manitoba.

Thumbnail courtesy of Elva Giesbrecht, taken in Winnipeg, Man.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest on this high-impact Prairie storm.

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