Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Toronto, GTA
Paul Johnston and Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:45PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:16PM EST
The city’s cold snap doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.
Environment Canada issued yet another extreme cold warning for Toronto Wednesday afternoon, as well as for areas including Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions.
“The last couple of days have actually been quite nice, but another cold snap arrives tonight," CP24 weather specialist Patricia Jaggernauth said.
The temperature is expected to dip to around -20 C tonight, combining with strong winds out of the northwest to make it feel closer to -30 for Thursday morning.
A daytime high of -15 C is predicted for both Thursday and Friday, with a mix of sun and cloud.
The weekend will welcome a slight reprieve from the extreme cold, but could see more snow dropped in and around the city.
A high of -6 C is forecast for both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with a 70 per cent chance of snow both days.
“It will actually be an enjoyable weekend in the city for families looking to hit the ski slopes or go tobogganing,” Jaggernauth said.
Extreme cold warnings are issued by Environment Canada when cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health, including hypothermia and frost bite.