The city’s medical officer of health has cancelled the cold weather alert for Hamilton.

Dr. Elizabeth Richardson issued the alert on Feb. 5 and it lasted for one week.

The city general releases the alert anytime the current or expected temperatures drop below –15 C or –20 C with the wind chill.

The city has been under a cold weather alert for three different stretches since the beginning of the year.

The previous cold weather alert was cancelled on Jan. 30 after being in effect for 11 days.

Despite the slight warm-up, wintry conditions remain in the forecast for the end of the week. According to Environment Canada, a high of –2 C and a 60 per cent chance of flurries are in the forecast for Friday, while a mix of sun and clouds and a high –6 C are expected for Saturday.