Environment and Climate Change Canada continues to have an extreme cold warning in place for most of Saskatchewan, including the southeast. Some relief, however, is on the way.
"An arctic air mass continues to bring dangerously cold temperatures to the region," said the 5 a.m. Monday update to the extreme cold warning. "The extreme cold, combined with winds of 15 to 30 km/h, will result in wind chill values ranging from minus 40 to minus 50 at times."
The extreme cold warning is expected to lift for most of southern Manitoba, except for the southwest, as temperatures rise on Monday.
Southern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba are expected to be under the warning through Monday night.
"Extreme cold puts everyone at risk," said the warning. "Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.
"Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia."