Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as a Colorado low is approaching southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan bringing a change to the mild temperatures along with a mixed bag of precipitation beginning this evening.

A sharp rain-snow line is expected to develop parallel and south of Lake Manitoba before arcing to the northeast.

However, uncertainty exists on the exact position of this boundary.

Periods of snow will begin this evening in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba.

The snow will end on Thursday evening with total accumulations of 10 to 15 cm in 24 hours expected.

There will also be a risk of freezing rain in the vicinity of this rain-snow line.

A return to colder, although still above seasonal, temperatures is forecast for the weekend into next week.