A Special Weather Statement continues for southern Manitoba as more winter weather is on the way this coming week. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada says the unseasonably mild weather we have experienced for most of this month will give way to active winter weather early next week. 

“An intense, fast moving Alberta clipper system is forecast to develop Sunday night and cross the Prairies on Monday. So far, southern Saskatchewan and most of southern Manitoba look to avoid the heavier snow forecast to the north.” 

A wintery mix of lighter precipitation including freezing rain will be possible Sunday night and Monday morning. 

The temperature changes will also be significant. 

“While daytime highs later on Monday will be well above the freezing mark, temperatures will plummet rapidly once the clipper passes by. Strong northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h will develop in the wake of the system, and morning low temperatures on Tuesday will be closing in on the -20 degree Celsius mark along with wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range.” 

It looks like the bitter cold weather will last a couple days before moderating late next week. 

Additional warnings and advisories may be issued as the event approaches.