The latest Arctic blast over the Peace Country could see temperatures plummet into the minus 30's tonight, and with the wind chill, near -40, through Tuesday morning.
As a result, Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for the B.C. Peace and Grande Prairie regions, advising of frostbite within minutes on exposed skin and an added risk of hypothermia for prolonged exposure.
Winds are forecast to pick up overnight to 20 km/h dropping temperatures to dangerous levels.
The mercury, though, is expected to rise into the mid-minus teens Tuesday afternoon and back above freezing on Friday.
7 Day Forecast
Light snow ending early this evening then clearing. Wind north 20 km/h. Low minus 28. Wind chill minus 32 this evening and minus 39 overnight. Risk of frostbite.
Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 19. Wind chill minus 39 in the morning and minus 30 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 1 or low.
Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 26. Wind chill minus 34 overnight. Risk of frostbite.
Sunny. High minus 14.
Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 15.
Periods of snow. High minus 7.
Periods of snow. Low minus 14.
Sunny. High minus 7.
Clear. Low minus 13.
Sunny. High plus 1.
Clear. Low minus 9.
Sunny. High zero.