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Cold morning, mild afternoon

Tony Partridge (seated, left) and Ryan Coughlan lace up the skates as fellow Brandon University students Don Madson and Dakota Sherlink wait on the ice at the West End Community Centre earlier this month. It'll be a nice afternoon for some skating, today, too, with highs of -8ºC, although it could be breezy.

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Tony Partridge (seated, left) and Ryan Coughlan lace up the skates as fellow Brandon University students Don Madson and Dakota Sherlink wait on the ice at the West End Community Centre earlier this month. It'll be a nice afternoon for some skating, today, too, with highs of -8ºC, although it could be breezy. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)

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.

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