WINNIPEG – People in northern Manitoba are waking up to the white stuff this morning.
Communities like Thompson, Flin Flon and Lynn Lake were hit with snow overnight, the first big dump of the year.
A winter storm warning is in place for those communities, with up to 50 cm expected to fall by the end of Thursday.
Thompson Mayor Dennis Fenske says they got a couple inches overnight.
“Basically last night it was a gentle snowfall that fell all night and froze,” he says. “This morning I woke up to two inches of snow in my truck. The roads are a little slushy.”
Fenske says winds have picked up and he expects more snow today but a lot of it should melt fairly quickly.
Heavy rain is expected to hammer the central part of the province today, with up to 100 mm expected.
You can see a full list of the current weather warnings here.