The first day of spring is a week away but winter is not loosening its frigid grip just yet.
"We're seeing a very cool morning around southern Manitoba. We're around 10 degrees below normal values," said CBC weather specialist Marilyn Maki.
The normal daytime high for this time of year is –1 C with an overnight low of –11 C.
Overnight into Wednesday morning, the temperature was –22 C in Winnipeg with a windchill making it feel more like –26.
The high for Wednesday is expected to be about –6 C while Thursday should be much better at –2 C. But then things crash once again with highs between –11 C and –13 C expected through the weekend and lows dipping near –20 C.
Just to rub it in a bit, on this day last year the daytime high was 12 C. And then we hit a run of 20 C or higher on five days between March 16-22, 2012.
The current cold temperatures have iced up the roads once again, sending several drivers into dtiches or onto their rooftops.
Patchy ice is particularly bad on highways just outside Winnipeg. A truck rolled over on Highway 75 near St. Agathe, but no one was hurt. And a Jeep flipped on its roof on the north Perimeter Highway near Highway 6.
Tim Blasanovic, an official with Manitoba Highways, said patchy ice means roadways can be dry and then suddenly icy without warning.
"It could be a matter of the driver not seeing it, not being aware of it," he said.
In the Brandon area on Wednesday it was worse because it was also foggy, which impacted visibility.