Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Moose Jaw and the surrounding area. 

An arctic air mass is expected to move into the area today and continue into the weekend.  

Temperatures are expected to fluctuate during the day but will drop to near or below –30 in some parts of the region by tonight. 

Winds of 15 to 25 km/h are expected which will result in wind chills in the range of –40 to –50 over the coming days. 

Residents are being warned to cover up as frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chills. 

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill create an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.