Anyone hoping for a reprieve from the cold snap will have to wait a little bit longer, but a warm-up is right around the corner. Environment Canada issued yet another extreme cold warning on Monday for parts of the province. The cold warning was dropped for Saskatoon and for Regina later in the morning.
With highs around -20 C, extreme wind chills could get down close to -40 C.
Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Melsness said the cold snap should be coming to an end by Tuesday night.
“We have an arctic high-pressure area sliding through southern Saskatchewan so it will exit the province tonight (Monday),” he told the 980 CJME Morning Show Monday.
Melsness noted wind chills are only expected to get down to -38 C Monday night which isn’t quite cold enough to spark an extreme cold warning.
When asked which region has dealt with the worst of the cold weather, Melsness admitted the warnings have been prolonged and widespread across the Prairies.
By Tuesday evening temperatures could warm up to -10 C and by the middle of the week temperatures could get above 0 C which should last until Friday.
“It looks like there might be a slight cool down on the weekend but we’re not really looking for a repeat of these extreme cold values any time in the near future,” Melsness said.
Catholic and Public school buses in the Regina area are running normally. All student transportation is running this morning. It is cold, please bundle up! And motorists, please watch for students going to school, they may not be watching for you at crosswalks and school zones. Keep warm and safe! — ReginaPublic Schools (@RegPublicSchool) January 15, 2018 Prairie Valley School Division policy is to allow bus drivers to make the decision about cancelling and to contact families individually.
Standing Buffalo School is open and all buses are running.
Peepeekisis Pesakastew School on the First Nation near Balcarres remained closed due to the cold weather on Monday.
Some bus routes are cancelled for the Good Spirit School Division around Yorkton, including all buses for schools in Canora.
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