Bundle up, Toronto: city issues extreme cold weather alert

Bundle up, Toronto: city issues extreme cold weather alert

It may have felt like spring for a while, but this weekend, winter's back in town. 

The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert, advising people to bundle up and check on loved ones as temperatures drop through Friday. 

Temperatures will be at their lowest in the evening, with Environment Canada predicting a wind chill of -18 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

They are also forecasting flurries Friday morning and into the afternoon. 

A news release put out by the city says that extreme cold weather alerts "activate local services that focus on getting and keeping vulnerable residents inside. These services include additional shelter beds."

The city is also advising Torontonians to wear layers, stay dry, and seek shelter if you normally spend long periods of time outdoors. 

According to the federal agency, the cold will keep coming over the weekend, with a low on Saturday of -16 C.

Meanwhile, a snow squall watch is in effect for areas north of the city like Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia and Newmarket.