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Northern Manitoba, Sask. communities under extreme cold warning for Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

Plug in your car, turn up the heat and bring in your pets - it's going to get bonechillingly cold tonight.
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Wintertime.

Plug in your car, turn up the heat and bring in your pets - it's going to get bonechillingly cold tonight.

An extreme cold warning is now in effect for most of northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including the Flin Flon, Cranberry Portage, Snow Lake, Creighton, Denare Beach, Pelican Narrows, Sandy Bay, Wanless and The Pas/OCN areas.

Temperatures are expected to drop down to as low as minus-35 degrees Celsius overnight, with windchill making the weather feel as cold as minus-45, according to the Environment Canada warning. An Arctic airmass coming from the north is to blame for the cold.

"Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia," reads the warning.

"Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside."

Temperatures are expected to remain low until Wednesday afternoon, when things are expected to "moderate". The forecast for the rest of the week is expected to be much warmer, with sun and minus-single-digit highs expected for the rest of the week.