Looks like you’ll need to bundle up and brace yourselves for a few more days of cold, Edmonton.
The extreme cold warning that Environment Canada put into place early Monday morning remains in effect, and Albertans are warned to “watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.”
It’s -29°C in Edmonton right now, although with the wind chill it feels more like -40°C.
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According to The Weather Network, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of -22°C on Friday, while Saturday brings some sunshine but no warmer temperatures – it will still be -22°C, feeling like -31°C.
Things begin to thaw a little on Sunday, with a high of -16°C (perhaps putting an end to the extreme cold warning?), and Monday could be as warm as -12°C.
The city may see some scattered flurries on Tuesday, with less than 1 cm of snow expected, and by Wednesday the expected high is a toasty -4°C.
This prolonged cold snap is predicted to last into the weekend for most of Alberta, and Environment Canada is advising Edmontonians to cover up, saying “Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.”
Stay safe and cozy this weekend, YEG.