Keep that long underwear at the ready, as Toronto and the GTA is in the throes of a cold snap this week. Trusted weather sources are saying temperatures will remain cold this week and could drop as low as -12 C closer to the weekend but feeling like -18 C.
Today, the forecast is bright sunshine with 15 km/h. The High will be minus 7 but with the wind chill it will feel more like minus 17 this morning and minus 10 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Becoming cloudy this evening. Periods of light snow beginning near midnight. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 9. Wind chill near minus 13.
Also, throughout this wintry week there will be periods of snow and snow flurries.
Environment Canada says the rest of the week looks like this:
Tue, 9 Feb A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 1. Wind chill minus 13 in the morning and minus 5 in the afternoon. UV index 2 or low. Night Clear. Low minus 8. Wed, 10 Feb Cloudy. High minus 3. Night Cloudy periods. Low minus 9. Thu, 11 Feb Sunny. High minus 3. Night Periods of snow. Low minus 10. Fri, 12 Feb Periods of snow. High minus 5. Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 13. Sat, 13 Feb Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 9. Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 14. Sun, 14 Feb A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 6.
Night-time lows are expected to be in the double digits most of the week with Friday dropping to -13 and the coldest night being Saturday at -14 celsius but it will seem more like -20 with windchill according to Environment Canada.
Expect slightly colder temperatures outside of the city. With the announcement of the continuing stay-at-home order for most of Ontario, these cold temperatures become and added incentive this week.
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