January 18, 2016 12:32 pm
Updated: January 18, 2016 2:36 pm

Relief from the cold weather coming late in the week

A sunny bit chilly day in Winnipeg.

Mike Arsenault/ Global News

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg and the southern part of the province have been sitting under a deep freeze since Jan. 9. The warmest temperature the city has registered since then was -17.9 Celsius.

Winnipeg hit its first -30 C day of the season Sunday.

By this time last year, there had already been three of those days.

But there is some relief on the way later this week. After Thursday night, light snow and single digit minus temperatures are on the way for Winnipeg.

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It’s expected to warm up to a high of -7 C on Friday with a low of -10 C. The warmer temperatures will stick around for the weekend, however the sun will not.

It will be a cloudy weekend throughout the southern part of the province and flurries are likely.

However, with the temperatures expected to be well above seasonal, it will be the perfect time to get outside and take advantage of the warm up.

But, before the warm up, there is still a bit of cold weather pains to get through. There’s a small chance an extreme cold warning could be issued by Environment Canada later Monday for southeastern Manitoba. Temperatures are expected to drop close to -30 C with windchill values close to -40 C.

Extreme cold warnings are issued for southern Manitoba when windchill values are expected to reach -40 C or colder for at least 2 hours.

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