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Prairies: Warmth sends temperatures climbing above zero for some

Sunday, January 19th 2020, 8:33 pm - Several cities will kick-off the new week with temperatures above zero degrees

The week will start on a relatively mild note for the Prairies as a well-deserved warmup has arrived. Westerly winds are bringing warmth from the Pacific and many regions, such as those in southern Alberta, could see temperatures climb above the freezing mark. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Warmup continues to move east Monday
  • Saskatchewan and Manitoba will see temperatures climb on Tuesday
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

MONDAY: MILDER AIR SPREADS EAST, NO SIGNIFICANT SYSTEMS ON HORIZON

Westerly winds are bringing a warmup that will continue to spread east across the Prairies on Monday with temperatures in places like Calgary and Lethbridge rising above zero. The bone-chilling cold will end for most of Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, but frigid temperatures will linger in Manitoba until the warmth reaches the region mid-week.

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“The switch from a polar flow to a Pacific flow means that some parts of the Prairies will be looking at a 30 to 40 degree increase in their daytime highs from last week,” says Weather Network meteorologist Kevin MacKay.

By Tuesday, the deep freeze will be a distant memory, as daytime highs across the region will have recovered. Along with the pattern change, the Prairies are expected to be relatively quiet through the week at this point -- with no major systems in sight, according to Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.

WEATHER NETWORK REPORTER GOES ABSOLUTELY EPIC FOR THIS ONE ON THE FROZEN PRAIRIES

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