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Prairies in Store for Chilly Temperatures All Week

January 16, 2012 8:30 AM | Photos

A skater rounds the bend at the Susan Auch Oval during the 2012 Provincial Speed Skating Long Track Championships on Sunday. It was a mild weekend in Winnipeg to be outdoors, but this week will force many people to stay inside as a cold snap returns. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

A brief snowfall Sunday afternoon made for treacherous highway conditions around Winnipeg, including on Highway 75 south of the city. (CHRISD.CA)

Prepare to bundle up, Winnipeg. Mother Nature is back with a chilly vengeance.

After a mild weekend with temperatures in the minus single digits, a cold blast of air is in store for the city and much of southern Manitoba this week. And if you’ve been considering a winter getaway somewhere tropical, this may be your incentive to book that trip.

We’ll see mainly cloudy skies today with a high of -13°C, before cooling down on Tuesday when the mercury only goes up to -19°C. As the week progresses, the outlook doesn’t appear to improve — with Wednesday shaping up to be -23°C and Thursday’s high getting to -26°C, according to Environment Canada. Factor in the wind chill and your skin can freeze in under a minute.

The good news — if you can find any — is that by the weekend it should begin to warm up to a not-so-balmy -11°C on Sunday.

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