Environment Canada is calling for some frosty days ahead for south-western parts of the province.

The following areas should expect a period of "very cold wind chills:"

  • Virden-Souris
  • Brandon-Neepawa-Carberry-Treherne
  • Killarney-Pilot Mound-Manitou
  • Grand Rapids-Waterhen
  • Arborg-Hecla-Fisher River-Gypsumville-Ashern
  • Dauphin-Russell-Roblin-Winnipegosis
  • Minnedosa-Riding Mountain National Park
  • Ste. Rose-McCreary-Alonsa-Gladstone
  • Swan River-Duck Mountain-Porcupine Provincial Forest

Environment Canada says lows in the minus thirties along with 10 to 15 kilometre-per-hour winds are expected to cause extreme cold windchills reaching minus 40 or lower before Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to moderate in the morning.

An arctic ridge of high pressure will help to clear skies over western Manitoba, Manitoba Interlate regions, and central Saskatchewan.

Environment Canada is reminding Canadians that extreme cold puts everyone at risk. That risk is greater for young children, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter from the elements.

Manitobans are reminded to cover up as frostbite can develop on exposed skin within minutes.

If it is too cold for you to be outside, it is too cold for your pets to be outdoors.