City of Toronto issues extreme cold weather alert, as frigid and blustery day gets underway
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:32 PM -
Ontario's weather has been on a major rollercoaster this past week, and although Saturday's dip won't be as extreme as the mid-week cooldown, it will be disappointing to communities that basked in well-above zero temperatures just the day before.
"Temperatures will fall through the day, and we will have a another frigid night," Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani said Saturday morning.
The City of Toronto issued yet another extreme cold weather alert on Saturday morning, advising homeless people to seek shelter.
City of #Toronto issues an extreme cold weather alert and is advising homeless people to seen shelter.— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) March 15, 2014
The temperatures in some communities were still slightly above freezing as Saturday dawned, coming down from a Friday that saw Ontarians enjoy comparatively warm temperatures for a second day this past week.
Tuesday was similarly balmy, with temperatures reaching 10C in some communities, only to be followed on Wednesday in parts of the south with a winter blast that dumped more than 20 cm on some communities in the midst of strong winds.
This weekend's weather won't be so drastic, but as the current system moves out Saturday morning, it will bring rain or snow, or a mixture, along with blustery winds throughout the day.
Amounts aren't expected to exceed 5 cm in most of the worst-hit communities, as the strength of this system will be mostly focused on parts of Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
"It'll be a cold and sunny day throughout Sunday," Vaswani says.
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