Saskatoon weather outlook: extreme -40 wind chills return

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Extreme cold warning

Arctic air moves in Thursday night

Weekend snow

Work week warm up

Arctic high brings extreme cold to central Saskatchewan into Friday.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the Prince Albert, Melfort, Yorkton, Hudson Bay, Canora, Wynyard, La Loche, Uranium City, Pelican Narrows areas as well as parts of southeast Saskatchewan.

A very cold arctic ridge of high pressure will build in from the Yukon Thursday night.

Temperatures will plunge into the -30 neighbourhood with wind chills of -40 to -50 possible into Friday morning.

Extreme cold warning issued for parts of northern, central and eastern Saskatchewan.

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Today

It was a cool start to the day in Saskatoon with the mercury falling back to -26 this morning.

-36 is what it felt like this morning with wind chill under mostly clear skies before a sun-dominated day kicked in with temperatures warming up toward the -20s by noon.

We’re only expecting to warm a few degrees warmer under mostly sunny skies as an arctic ridge of high pressure moves in.

Tonight

That ridge will cool us quickly tonight with temperatures falling right through the -20s toward the -30s overnight under clear skies.

Wind chills may reach or get very close to extreme cold warning criteria of -40 by morning, depending on how quickly a deck of clouds moves in and moderates conditions.

An arctic high pressure system slides into the north early Friday morning as clouds build into southwest Saskatchewan.

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Friday

It looks like the clouds will likely move in by morning, so wind chill values -35 to -40 can be expected to start the day.

Cloudy skies will stick around for the day with a chance of flurries later in the afternoon and into the evening as we rise to a daytime high around -17 or so.

Temperatures tumble down toward the -30s into early Friday morning.

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Weekend

The push of Pacific moisture that will bring in a chance of snow late Friday may continue overnight into early Saturday before it moves out along with the clouds to likely give us some midday sunny breaks.

Clouds are expected to return Saturday afternoon and stick around on Sunday with a good chance of snow during the day as a system slides by south of the province.

Morning lows will be close to or into the -20s this weekend.

SkyTracker Weather

Daytime highs are expected to bound up about two degrees at a time into mid-minus teens on Saturday and even milder for Sunday.

Work Week Outlook

A big warm up is on the way next week as we head into the middle of the month with daytime highs returning into minus single digits Monday and Tuesday before warming above freezing by the middle of the week under a mix of sun and cloud.

Here is your Saskatoon SkyTracker 7-Day Weather Forecast.

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This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Bill Allen in Ralph:

March 9: This Your Saskatchewan photo was taken by Bill Allen in Ralph.

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