A meteorologist with Environment Canada says the heaviest of the snowfall has now passed through the region.
Kyle Fougere says as of eleven o'clock Wednesday morning, most areas of southern Manitoba had received between 13 and 15 centimetres of snow. He notes this Colorado Low has tracked pretty much exactly as they had expected. 

In Steinbach, the snow has begun to taper off, but Fougere says the winds will likely pick up this afternoon which should reduce visibility. He notes winds from the north are expected to increase to 40-60 kilometres per hour this afternoon. 

"By early afternoon we should be seeing the winds at their strongest," he points out.

Fougere says they are anticipating wind speeds of 30-50 kilometres per hour this evening. He adds the snow is expected to really taper off tonight.

According to Environment Canada, conditions will improve throughout the day on Thursday as the Colorado Low pulls out of the region to the east and a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.

Fougere says that ridge of high pressure is going to bring a dramatic shift in the weather this weekend. Environment Canada is calling for daytime highs of +3 on Saturday and then six degrees on Easter Sunday. 

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect. 


With files from Kenton Dyck