Deep freeze to linger in southern Alberta this weekend

While southern Alberta is still feeling the deep freeze, wind chill warnings issued by Environment Canada this morning have since dropped.

Average temperature at this time of year is usually -1 C

Cold temperatures are expected to hang around southern Alberta until next week. (@Craig_Larkins/Twitter)

While southern Alberta is still feeling the deep freeze, wind chill warnings issued by Environment Canada this morning have since dropped.

Environment Canada says a frigid Arctic air mass combined with light winds prompted the warnings.

CBC weather specialist Craig Larkins said the area will still have to deal with wind chill values hovering around or below the -20 C mark.

"We won't see a warm up as we head towards the weekend either," he said. 

"Temperatures will remain well below the seasonal average until sometime next week."

The average temperature at this time of year is -1 C.