A cold start to the work week as Environment and Climate Change Canada issues an Extreme Cold Warning for the area. 

The temperature is expected to warm up moderately Monday afternoon, only to return to the extreme cold once again in the evening. 

With the wind chill factored in, it will feel close to -40 in Cochrane Monday morning and Monday evening. 

"Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside." the warning states. 

There is relief in sight, with temperatures on the plus side expected for later this week. 

The warning is also in effect for Airdrie, Olds, and Sundre.