The second in a series of potentially three Alberta clippers this week will impact southeastern Manitoba Tuesday, with effects from the fast-moving low-pressure system lasting into the evening.

Sunday’s system brought between 5 and 10cms of light, fluffy snow to the Red River Valley and Southeastern parts of the province. Gusty winds also made travel challenging for a good portion of the afternoon. Looking forward, we can expect that scenario to play out at least one more time on Tuesday.

The latest Alberta Clipper will bring another 5 to 10cms of snow to much of southeastern Manitoba. Due to the track of the system, lesser totals are expected for the southwestern corner of the province, maxing out around 5cms.

Once again the same old story will play out, similar to what we've seen a half dozen times, or more, over the past three to four weeks.

Environment Canada is calling for southeasterly winds to develop ahead of the clipper's arrival, with gusts up to 50 km/h expected later in the morning into the afternoon. As the system passes, we'll see that shift to northwesterly winds up to 40 km/h. Like we saw in parts of southern Manitoba on Sunday, we don’t need 80km/h winds to make travel difficult. Gusts Sunday maxed out around 50 km/h in parts of the Red River Valley, and combined with falling snow, very poor visibility was reported in many areas.

With that in mind, it's quite likely significant blowing snow and reduced visibility in open areas will be a concern later in the day Tuesday.

The snow should taper off Tuesday night, with sunshine returning Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure builds in. Blowing snow and reduced visibility will continue to be a concern on Wednesday, even though this latest clipper will be out of the region because northerly winds are expected to gust up to 50 km/h for much of the day.

"The return of high pressure for a couple of days will also bring temperatures about ten degrees below average for this time of year, ranging between -15 and -20. Daytime highs of -7 and overnight lows around -17 are the average for mid-February.

Meanwhile, it seems everything happens in threes. A third Alberta clipper may impact the region Thursday night into Friday.