Andrea Stockton, staff writer
February 7, 2011 — After a brief break from the frigid conditions on Monday, residents in southern Ontario can expect a chilly week ahead.
Don't let the mild conditions on Monday fool you. Temperatures are set to plummet across southern Ontario this week.
“The city of Toronto will see an above seasonal daytime high of 1°C on Monday. The average temperature for this time of year is actually -2°C,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “But that's all set to change on Tuesday when temperatures drop to -9°C.”
And full winter gear will be needed for the remainder of the week as well.
“The cold air will seep in this evening and through the overnight hours and will stay in place right through the week. Be sure to bundle up because it will be feeling more like the -20's with the windchill,” says Dillon.
When the temperatures plunge it doesn't take long for hypothermia to set in, so health officials are reminding people to limit your time and exposure outdoors. It was just last Friday when a Toronto man was found freezing in a snowbank. Police say he was outside in the cold for a lengthy period of time and his conditions were life threatening mid-morning.
While temperatures will be frigid this week, residents won't have to worry about revving up that snow blower like some were forced to do this past weekend.
A system that moved through on Saturday brought up to 25 cm to parts of southwestern Ontario.
To stay up-to-date on the weather in your area, be sure to check the Ontario Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as the local forecast comes up every 10 minutes on the 10's.