Brandon woke up to a wind chill warning and bitterly cold temperatures, but things will warm up all day long — and all night, too.
Environment Canada says that temperatures bottomed out at -32.4ºC at 8 a.m. this morning, with even a light wind enough at times to push the wind chill to -45.
But a swing in the temperature is on its way. A sunny morning will give way to increasing cloudiness this afternoon, as temperatures climb to -8ºC this afternoon. A bit of wind will blow up at noon, which could keep things feeling chilly. Even with milder temperatures, the forecast wind chill is -33 this afternoon.
Cloudy skies this evening herald a chance of flurries later on, with increasing winds from the southwest at 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. Skies should clear overnight, as temperatures continue to rise, hitting -4ºC by tomorrow morning.
More clouds will come Friday morning, with periods of light snow ending in the early afternoon. Northwest winds of 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h could cause some blowing snow issues throughout the day, but they won't cool things off too much. Temperatures will rise to a high of -1ºC tomorrow afternoon, and even with 60 km/h wind gusts, that would only take the wind chill to -10.
The weekend will be a mixed bag, with cloudy skies and a good chance of flurries on Saturday, along with a high of -6ºC, followed by sunny skies on Sunday and a high of -19ºC.
Temperatures dip to start the workweek next week, with a high of -23ºC on Monday, along with continuing clear skies, and then a high of -16ºC on Tuesday.
A mix of sun and cloud is foreseen for Wednesday, along with a near-seasonal high of -12ºC.
The normal high for this time of year is -11ºC; the normal low is -22ºC.
The coldest it's ever been on this date was in 1966, when it was -42.8ºC. The warmest ever was in 1942, when it was 5ºC.