Snow is expected to grace Portage la Prairie for Good Friday. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) meteorologist Natalie Hasell tells PortageOnline that they are tracking a low-pressure system making its way through Alberta into Manitoba.

"This line of low pressure is going to move across the southern prairies and should make it into southern Manitoba Friday. So, that's where that snow is coming from. We should see increasing cloudiness and then snow starting maybe around lunchtime."

file photoNatalie Hasell.

She says we should anticipate to see 2 to 4 centimetres throughout Friday afternoon, with more coming in the evening.

"Depending on how things line up, most of southern Manitoba affected by this should see 5 to 10 centimetres total," she continues. "The bulk of it should be done by Saturday morning. And we stay under cloudy conditions until sometime on Sunday, and then we see a freeze-fall cycle setting itself up starting on Saturday, continuing into early next week." 

Hasell cautions that due to the snowfall and daytime temperatures hovering above freezing, there is a possibility of icy roads. Therefore, it is advisable to be flexible with your travel plans.