After a night that felt like -24 C, Toronto's top health official will end the extreme cold weather alert for the city at noon on Friday.
Temperatures dropped overnight with a low of -14 C, but felt like -24 C with the wind chill.
By Friday afternoon temperatures will rise and sit around -6 C with a mix of sun and cloud, according to the federal weather agency.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of -9 C.
Despite the alert ending, service at several 24-hour respite sites across the city will continue according to a city news release.
According to Environment Canada, temperatures for the weekend will hover around -4 C to -5 C during the day.
Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.
The alerts activate local services that focus on getting and keeping vulnerable residents inside.