If you are going out tonight, make sure you have warm weather gear with you and a survival kit if hitting the highway.
An extreme cold warning is in effect as the windchill tonight will make it feel like it is in the minus 40’s.
Cold arctic air is once again sweeping into southern Saskatchewan as a ridge of high pressure builds to the north. In the warned area, overnight low temperatures are expected to fall to near -30 degrees Celsius as the skies gradually clear tonight.
With winds up to 15 km/h, extreme wind chill values of -40 or slightly colder are anticipated to develop in the overnight hours or early Saturday morning.
The cold air will then linger across most of southern Saskatchewan throughout the weekend, so while slight moderation of wind chill values is possible in the afternoon hours, extreme wind chill values will likely persist through Saturday night and again on Sunday. Temperatures across the area will finally return to more normal values on Monday.