Temperatures finally climbed to the freezing mark today in Winnipeg, the first time since November 16th that the temperature did not stay below freezing. In fact, it was milder today in Winnipeg (0.0C) than in Brownsville Texas (-1C with freezing rain and sleet) Temperatures have dipped below freezing this evening but are expected to rise overnight as clouds and southwest winds increase ahead of the next batch of precipitation currently over central SK/MB. This batch of precipitation is falling in the form of rain and some wet snow, and will track into southern MB overnight. This will result in patchy freezing rain developing where surface temperatures remain below freezing. Even if temperatures climb above zero overnight, the light rain falling on cold surfaces will likely result in locally slippery conditions on untreated surfaces such as walkways and side roads, which could create problems for the morning commute. Luckily the temperature should remain above freezing Friday so any ice should quickly melt Friday morning. Saturday looks fairly tranquil before blustery and colder conditions move in Sunday with some snow and blowing snow.
UPDATE: 9 pm: Freezing rain warning issued for Winnipeg and Red River valley.