City's medical officer of health issues extreme cold warning
Steam rises as a man looks out on Lake Ontario in front of the skyline during extreme cold weather in Toronto on Saturday, February 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Codi Wilson, CTV News Toronto
Published Monday, February 12, 2018 7:26AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 12, 2018 7:27AM EST
Toronto may be getting some respite from the snow but bitterly cold temperatures are headed our way tonight.
Wind chill values are expected to hover around -19 overnight tonight, Environment Canada says.
The frigid weather has prompted the city’s medical officer of health to issue an extreme cold weather alert.
The alert triggers increased services for the city’s homeless population, including additional shelter beds.
During the cold weather, Toronto Public Health reminds people to check on vulnerable neighbours, friends, and family members.
More seasonable temperatures are expected to return to Toronto on Tuesday.
Tuesday will see a low of -4 C on Tuesday night and a low of 1 C on Wednesday.