Brandon woke to a near-record chill in the air, but things should improve to normal as soon as tomorrow.
Environment Canada recorded a temerature of -33.6ºC at 8 a.m. this morning, within a degree and a half of the record low for this date, set back in 1955. That year, it dipped to -35ºC. (Three years earlier, in 1952, set the record for the warmest Feb. 10. It reached 2.8ºC that day.)
The high this afternoon, under sunny skies, is expected to be -19ºC. That's the normal low for this time of year. But tomorrow will improve.
After dropping down again to -24ºC tonight, with partly cloudy skies and a light breeze, tomorrow should warm up to about -8ºC. That is the normal high for this time of year. Tomorrow should also see periods of light snow beginning in the morning, and ending in the early evening, after which skies should clear.
Cloudy skies are expected Wednesday again, with a good chance of additional flurries and a high of -13ºC. Thursday should see a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of -14ºC.
To end the week, Friday will see again a chance of flurries, with a high of -12ºC.
The weekend looks to be sunny. At this point, forecasters predict a high of -15ºC for Saturday and a high of -6ºC for Sunday.