UPDATE: Environment Canada announced the end to the extreme cold warning Wednesday afternoon.

Environment Canada’s extreme cold warning continues for the Peace region.

The warning is due to a very cold airmass combined with light to moderate winds.

Wind chill values of minus 40 or lower are expected Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning.

Temperatures are supposed to increase Wednesday afternoon, however, another round of wind chill of minus 40 or lower will possibly return on Friday morning.

Residents are asked to watch cold-related symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Anyone going outside is asked to cover up as frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

“Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill create an elevated risk to health, such as frostbite and hypothermia.