**Updated** Significant snow could bring reprieve from extreme cold later this week

**Updated at 11:12 a.m.**

It appears the extreme cold that has left many New Brunswickers longing for warmer weather will stick around for much of this week.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for central and northwestern parts of the province, including Stanley, Doaktown, Blackville, Woodstock, Grand Falls and Edmundston.

Forecasters say cold temperatures and gusty winds will give wind chill values near -35 overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning, and could extend into Wednesday.

A similar warning in other parts of the province was cancelled around 11 a.m. Monday, although wind chill values could still reach the low -30s.

The national weather agency says it's important for people to bundle up because frostbite can develop within minutes in these conditions.

Temperatures are expected to warm up a bit on Thursday — just in time for a weather system that Environment Canada says could bring "significant snow and blowing snow" on Thursday and Friday.

A special weather statement has been issued for all of New Brunswick ahead of the potential storm, but forecasters say it's too early to say how much snow could fall.