Enjoy Wednesday's warm temperatures, because it's not going to last, with winter barrelling down on Manitoba this evening.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of southern Manitoba. A fast-moving low-pressure system will track across the northern United States spreading mixed precipitation to southern Manitoba on Wednesday night, beginning first over western areas on Wednesday evening and tracking eastwards through the night. 

This low-pressure system will bring a mix of rain, snow and freezing rain. A narrow band of 5 to 10 cm of snowfall accumulation will stretch from roughly Brandon to Winnipeg to the Ontario border although there is some uncertainty in the exact location of this narrow band of precipitation.

There is also a significant risk for freezing rain, over western Manitoba and especially over the Red River Valley and points eastwards during the late evening and overnight hours.

Freezing rain warnings may be required as the event nears and conditions are monitored.

This low-pressure system will usher in a cooler, more seasonal weather pattern. By the weekend daytime highs will be below -10, and by early next week highs will be closer to -20, and overnight lows will be in the mid -20s.

Current weather statements

Areas in grey are currently under the special weather statement. Areas in yellow are under weather watches, and areas in red are under warnings. This map is updated automatically by Environment Canada - refresh the page for the latest details.