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South Slave
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Yellowknife

Warmer weekend ahead for much of the Northwest Territories


Yellowknife and the South Slave can expect a significantly warmer week ahead, with temperatures above freezing in some areas this weekend (March 19-20).

Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts a high of 4C in Fort Smith on Sunday, with Hay River expected to reach 1C. Sunday is also set to be Yellowknife’s warmest day of the week ahead, with a forecast high of -4C.

Overnight lows will be comparatively warm in those regions, too, while residents can expect a fair amount of snow over the next week, particularly on Sunday evening and into Monday.

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Temperatures elsewhere will be cooler. Inuvik will sit in the low -20C range for the week ahead, while Norman Wells will be only a little warmer.

Fort Simpson can expect temperatures slightly colder than those in Yellowknife, while Fort Liard – always a likely warm spot in the territory – is forecast to peak at a high of 0C on Sunday.

More: Check the forecast in your area

For the most part, warm temperatures are expected to extend past the weekend.

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Fort Smith, for example, is expected to record highs above freezing well into next week.

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