After a week of relief, it looks like our old friend the extreme cold warning is back in Central Alberta.

At around 3:30 this afternoon, Environment Canada issued the warning stating that extreme cold wind chill values near -40 are expected to develop overnight.

There is a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for those who are outdoors.

It looks like the cold weather won't last though with temperatures forecast to hit plus 4 on Thursday.

For the latest weather forecast, click here

From Environment Canada:

3:33 PM MST Tuesday 18 January 2022

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • City of Red Deer
  • Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror
  • Lacombe Co. near Eckville
  • Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley
  • Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis
  • Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne
  • Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden
  • Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake
  • Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park
  • Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House