Issued at 4:00 PM Friday:
Special weather statement in effect for:
•Dryden - Vermilion Bay
•Ignace - English River
Winter weather returns beginning tonight.
A low pressure system from Southwestern Manitoba with a warm front extending over the Northern Plains States will move east tonight then move north of the regions Saturday afternoon.
A band of snow is expected to arrive in areas near the Manitoba and Minnesota borders tonight, and over remaining regions on Saturday. Latest indications suggest a 5 to 10 cm snowfall overnight to Saturday morning before the warm front and above freezing temperatures arrive. Freezing rain or ice pellets are also possible before temperatures rise above zero and the precipitation changes over to a few showers.
There is some potential for snow at times heavy with more than 10 cm locally overnight into Saturday. Environment Canada is closely monitoring the situation. Snowfall and/or freezing rain warnings may be required for some regions as necessary when this event draws closer.
Motorists should expect winter driving conditions to deteriorate once the snow arrives. Untreated roads may become snow or slush covered, and low visibility is possible in areas of heavier snow.