An extreme cold warning is in effective for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

An extreme cold warning is in effective for central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Bundle up for a bitterly cold night central Alberta

Windchill near -40 C

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Tuesday night for Red Deer and central Alberta.

Temperatures will drop to about -30 C overnight which will produce wind chill values near -40 C by Wednesday morning. Frostbite is a risk.

People should dress warmly with layers and wear a wind-resistant outer layer. Pets are also at risk in the extreme cold.

Conditions are expected to improve Wednesday.

The Red Deer forecast calls for a high of -18 C on Wednesday, with a windchill of -41 C in the morning and -25 C in the afternoon.

On Wednesday night, the low will dip to -27 C, with a windchill near -34 C.



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