There's an extreme cold warning issued for all of central Saskatchewan including Rosetown, Kindersley, and the surrounding areas.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected throughout Wednesday and into Thursday. There is a risk of exposed skin getting frostbite within minutes while outside. 

Cold, arctic air has spread over the Prairies as a ridge of high-pressure tracks through the region.

Overnight lows are near -30. That's combined with winds up to 15 km/h which are creating an extreme wind chill near -40 overnight and in the morning.

These extreme wind chills will moderate slightly during the day but they will return again Wednesday night for several regions.

A system moving through the area on Thursday will push warmer air through the region and bring an end to the extreme cold warnings.