Environment Canada has released an extreme cold warning for Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding area.

Although Tuesday (Feb. 21) night is only a low of -27 C, the wind chill factor could make it feel closer to -40 C.

Wednesday also carries a low of -24 C which feels like -38 C in the morning.

The temperatures are expected to slowly warm as the week goes on, with the next single-digit day being Saturday (Feb. 25) with a high of -1 C.

Extreme cold warnings were also issued for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Morinville, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Redwater, Bruderheim and Lamont.

Extreme cold can cause chest pain, weakness, and colour change in fingers and toes. In temperatures below -30 C, frostbite can occur within minutes. You can keep up to date with the weather by checking out our forecast.