The province says more significant precipitation on the way may lead them to activate the Red River Floodway Wednesday evening.
Southern Manitoba has already received near-record rainfall totals this fall. Now, snow is expected to move into the western part of the province Wednesday — and hit Winnipeg by Thursday.
For the city, models show a range from around 5 cm to as much as 20 cm by the weekend as a Colorado Low makes its way into the province.
Levels on the Red River and Roseau River will continue to rise and are expected to peak between Oct. 10-12.
The Red River at James Avenue is expected to hit its crest between Oct. 11-13 and is forecasted to reach between 13.89 feet and 14.59 feet.
The normal summer level is 6.5 feet.