The frigid air has gripped Toronto, making it the coldest November 22 on record in the city.
On Thursday morning, the temperature dropped to -13 C — breaking the record of -12.4 set on this date in 1989. Add in the windchill and it felt like -20 C at one point.
Today is a record breaker! Morning lows already at -13c (wind-chill -20) break the previous record of -12.4 from 1989. Upside sunshine today, winds becoming light, down-side highs just -5c. Warming to +3c Friday and back up to +5 Saturday. Stay warm and dress in layers!
— Frankie Flowers (@FrankFerragine) November 22, 2018
Full winter gear needed today!Record COLD morning lows have been surpassed in many areas this (Nov22) morning. Not quite as cold tomorrow and back to seasonal temperatures for weekend
— Jill Taylor (@jilltaylor680) November 22, 2018
On Wednesday, the city issued its first extreme cold weather alert of the not-yet-arrived winter season. The alert was lifted around 8:15 a.m. Thursday.
However, it will remain cold throughout the day as the cold wind persists. The temperature will rise to -6 C but the windchill will be near -10 for the afternoon.
But the cold won’t last forever. By Friday, the temperature will be near 3 C.