Southern Manitoba is being plunged into a deep freeze as temperatures drop into the -30s overnight.
An extreme cold warning was issued Thursday afternoon for Winnipeg and much of the province as bitterly cold wind chill values will make it feel like -40 to -45 into Friday.
Environment Canada says the brutally cold weather is expected to persist through the weekend.
The weather agency says risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
The City of Winnipeg is inviting members of the public to come in and warm up in civic facilities during operating hours, including at City Hall, public libraries, swimming pools, and Leisure Centres.
Friday’s forecast high in Winnipeg is -27°C, while Saturday will bring a not-so-pleasant -26°C.