Much of Saskatchewan continues to be caught in any icy grip made worse by wind and will continue that way until around noon Tuesday.

A bulletin from Environment Canada, issued around 10 p.m. CST Monday, warned of severe windchills for Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and most other cities and towns from North Battleford and Meadow Lake northwest of Saskatoon to Yorkton and Melville, east of Regina.

Winds of 15 to 20 km/h were expected. That, combined with temperatures near the -30C mark, will result in wind child values in the -40s.

The weather office warned that exposed skin could get frostbite in less than 10 minutes under such conditions.

The wind was expected to die down around midday Tuesday.