The last five days provided some relief to the bitter cold than gripped the region over the holiday season. Temperatures climbed to nearly record high temperatures and helped melt some of the snow and thaw out roads. A cold front moved through Thursday night to cool temperatures back down below normal. This cold airmass will keep temperatures below the season high of -6°C and the seasonal overnight low of -15°C for this coming weekend. The cold stretch will not be long-lived and give way to warmer conditions before the start of next weekend.
On Friday, temperatures remaining below -13°C all day as a cool northerly wind brings windchill values in the minus twenties. There should be periods of sunshine through the day but not enough to overcome the cold conditions.
Saturday remains cool with chilly morning lows near -25°C and daytime highs below -16°C under a mix of sun and cloud. There is the risk of a few flurries late Saturday night.
Clouds move in through the day for Sunday and temperatures should climb to just above -10°C. Next week starts out cold but slowly warms back to normal by next Friday.