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Warm up headed for Saskatchewan, Manitoba

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Monday, December 23, 2013, 2:23 PM -

It's been relatively warm in Calgary, but other parts of the Prairies have been in the midst of a relentless cold snap.

Weekend temperatures dipped below -20°C in some places. On Monday morning, it was -30°C in Regina but it felt like -45 with the wind chill. In Thompson, Manitoba the temperature dipped to -38°C with a wind chill of -50.

Wind chill warnings are in effect for parts of southern Alberta, northern and southern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba.

In other places, freezing rain and wind warnings are in effect.

But a much-needed break from the fierce winter weather is on the way.

"Temperatures will start to warm up in places like Regina and Winnipeg Monday night," says Weather Network meteorologist Elena Lappo.

"By Tuesday, it could be 10-15 degrees warmer in some places."

Regina, for example, is currently seeing temperatures around -20°C, while Tuesday's day time high is expected to be closer to -4°C.

Winnipeg is also sitting at about -20°C but can look forward to a high of around -12°C on Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to hover around seasonal levels for the remainder of the week.

Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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