Winter is making a somewhat unwelcome return in the form of a Colorado low moving over much of southern Saskatchewan. 

Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 25 cm are possible, with the highest amounts expected over higher elevations.

Rain mixed with snow will move into the area Tuesday evening with precipitation fully transitioning to snow overnight on Tuesday. The heaviest snowfall will begin to fall early Wednesday morning. Total accumulations of all types of precipitation may exceed 30 mm for some areas.

In addition to heavy snow, strong northeasterly winds will develop, with gusts of 60 to 80 km/h expected. These winds will cause blowing snow and reduced visibilities, which may make travel hazardous. The strongest winds are expected to occur over the Manitoba parklands and extreme southeast Saskatchewan beginning on Wednesday morning before gradually diminishing overnight.

Check weather on for updates as the storm approaches, and be prepared for changing conditions. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Avoid travel if possible. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to