Toronto gets break from the cold as city sees new record high
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Monday, February 4, 2019 3:54PM EST
Winter-weary Torontonians are getting a much-needed reprieve following a week of bone-chilling temperatures.
At 12 Con Monday afternoon, Toronto set a new record high temperature for Feb. 4, beating the previousrecord of 11 C set back in 1991.
“The normal daytime high, to put it in perspective, is around - 2.2 C,” said CP24 Meteorologist Chris Potter.
Last year on this day, the city sat at -1.5 C.
Monday’s record marks a drastic upward swing from last week, when the city saw several days with wind chill values in the minus 30s.
The warm-up means that some of the snow that blanketed the GTA last week is getting a chance to melt off.
While Tuesday will see a return to more seasonable temperatures, a high of 1 C is still expected,according to Environment Canada. However, the wind chill is expected make it feel more like - 12 by tomorrow night.
On Wednesday, the temperature is expected to hover below the freezing mark at -1 C, with periods of freezing rain or snow.
A high of 4 C is expected on Thursday, but it comes with a 60 per cent chance of snow or rain.