We're in for a frigid week here in the Foothills.

There's a forecasted high of -16C today, but with wind chill that will feel closer to -36C.

Temperatures throughout the week will hover around the -30C mark until at least Sunday.

There are no warnings in effect for Okotoks and High River, but an extreme cold warning is in effect for Vulcan County and the M.D. of Foothills near Blackie.

Environment Canada says residents should watch for cold related symptoms including; shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Residents are also advised to wear layers, keep an emergency kit in your vehicle, and take precautions by limiting your time outside because skin can freeze in a matter of minutes if not covered.

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