A fresh coat of the white stuff is set to cover parts of the province, though don't expect it to stick around long. 

Overnight, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued snowfall warnings for parts of Westman and the Interlake regions as a narrow, intense band of snow moved the regions bringing 10 to 15 centimeters of snowfall. 

"There was a really quick accumulation," says meteorologist Shannon Moody of Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

"Anyone who was up overnight and driving, going through that would have been quite heavy," says Moody, noting that the area is already starting to see that snow melt.  

In Winnipeg, the snow is expected to fall "pretty intensely" at times on Thursday, according to Moody. Just don't expect it to last long on the ground.  

"As quickly as it comes, it will go," says Moody, noting the above-normal temperatures that are set to return Friday. 

Areas falling under the warning include:

  • R.M. of Pipestone incl. Oak Lake Res., Man.
  • R.M. of Coldwell incl. Lundar and Clarkleigh, Man.
  • R.M. of Gimli incl. Winnipeg Beach and Arnes, Man. 
  • R.M. of St. Laurent incl. Oak Point, Man. 
  • R.M. of Armstrong incl. Chatfield Inwood and Narcisse, Man.
  • R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth incl. Virden Elkhorn and Kenton, Man. 
  • Riverdale Mun. incl. Rivers and Wheatland, Man. 
  • Arborg - Hecla - Fisher River - Gypsumville - Ashern, Man. 
  • Minnedosa - Riding Mountain National Park, Man. 
  • Ste. Rose - McCreary - Alonsa - Gladstone, Man. 

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.