Residents in the southeast are looking forward to the upswing in temperatures that we are expecting to receive. 

"We have been under the influence of an Arctic ridge across the prairies," shared Natalie Hazell, with Environment Canada. "And that Arctic ridge is finally slipping out of the region."

She added that this will bring about winds from the west.

"Winds out of the west for us, is a warming trend. And we already saw that in the forecast for today, although a little bit chilly this morning where we had conditions leading to a wind chill of -36."

"These winds from the west continue in the forecast and they're going to be quite a bit stronger tomorrow. Winds west at 30 km/.hr gusting to 50 km/hr so that should bring us to daytime temperatures that are above zero starting tomorrow for the next couple of days, until Friday."

She added that warm ups in January are not unheard of.

"We've had warm temperatures at this time of year before. In 1973, we reached 5.6 degrees."  

She added that one major concern when temperatures warm up, is the dangers of ice forming on streets and highways.

"Temperatures above zero during the day means that anything that is snow or ice might melt and then we fall into temperatures below zero so anything that did thaw out, could refreeze potentially making road conditions quite difficult."

"We also often see fog develop in warm spells. No guarantee that will actually happen but if it does, that too wound reduce visibility and make road conditions difficult."

She added that temperatures will likely return to below freezing starting Saturday and into Sunday. 

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