Weather: warning of extreme cold lifted, much milder expected Wednesday

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Environment and Climate Change Canada lifted an extreme cold weather warning it issued Monday evening.

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“Conditions should no longer meet extreme cold warning criteria,” the agency tweeted around 10:30 am.

“Wind chills are improving this morning as expected.”

Tuesday morning, the mercury to -26.4 C from 7 am and the wind chill to -36 breathtaking.

“Extremely cold arctic air combined with light winds will bring extremely cold wind chills to the region,” Environment and Climate Change Canada said on Monday.

“It’s the coldest air so far this season,” the weather agency said.

People on the go should always watch out for cold symptoms, including shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle aches and weakness, as well as numbness and color changes in the fingers and toes.

Dress warmly in layers – the outermost windbreaker – and cover up as frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin.

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Tuesday should be sunny with a high of -18 C and a wind chill of -30 in the morning and -22 in the afternoon.

A few flurries are expected to start overnight with a local amount of 2 cm and the temperature rising to -8 C in the morning with a wind chill of -16.

Wednesday is expected to reach 0 C with a few flurries ending in the afternoon then a 30 percent chance of flurries. A total of 2 cm is expected. There is a 60% chance of flurries on Wednesday night with a forecast low of -7C.

Mixed skies and -6 C are forecast for Thursday with the mercury plunging again to -20 C Thursday evening.

Friday and Saturday should be sunny and cold with highs of -16 C and -17 C and lows of -26 C and -23 C.

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