Wet, heavy snow is falling in western Manitoba and Environment Canada has now issued a snowfall warning for much of the region.

Meteorologists say that between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall over much of Westman for the remainder of the afternoon and overnight. This includes Brandon, Neepawa, Minnedosa, Killarney, and Riding Mountain National Park. 

Motorists on Highway 1 between Brandon and Austin, as well as Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park, report that snow is accumulating on the roadways.

Meanwhile, Winnipeg and much of southeastern Manitoba remain under rainfall warnings. Precipitation is expected to ease up by Saturday afternoon.

From Environment Canada:

A strong low pressure system is currently bringing heavy precipitation to much of southern Manitoba today. While most areas have experienced heavy rainfall, the rain has changed over to heavy snow over parts of western Manitoba. Accumulation totals will vary across regions, with areas of higher terrain seeing more. The snow and rain will taper off throughout Friday night.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to MBstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #MBStorm.