Calgary weather: extreme cold warning ended, temperatures set to rise on weekend

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An extreme cold warning has ended for Calgary, but that doesn’t mean temperatures are set to rise in the immediate future.

The warning was issued Thursday morning, with Environment Canada forecasting a “multi-day episode of very cold wind chills.”

Despite the warning being issued, temperatures in the city are still expected to hover around the -25 C mark through the night and only warm up to a high of -15 C on Friday.

The weekend will bring some reprieve for Calgarians, though, as Saturday and Sunday are expected to get highs of -1 C and -2 C.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.

READ MORE: Extreme cold warning issued for much of Alberta

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“Extreme cold puts everyone at risk,” Environment Canada warned. “Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.”

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