Toronto weather: Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Weather forecast for Toronto on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
An extreme cold weather alert remains in effect for Toronto, high of only –7 C Monday. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press)

Good morning! Make sure to bundle up as you head out the door, an extreme cold weather alert remains in effect for Toronto.

As of 5:30 a.m. it was –10 C in the city, but it felt like –20 C with the windchill. A mix of sun and cloud is expected for today with a 60 per cent chance of flurries late this morning and this afternoon. Monday's daytime high is only expected to be –7 C.

Possible snow squalls in GTA

Snow squall warnings are in effect this morning for the following areas:

  • Barrie, Collingwood, Hillsdale
  • Midland, Coldwater, Orr Lake

Environment Canada warns residents of those areas to look out for adverse weather conditions.

A special weather statement is also in effect for:

  • Burlington, Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills, Milton
  • Mississauga, Brampton

​Environment Canada says these areas are in for a blustery day with snow flurries and possible snow squalls later in the day into this evening. 

​Extreme cold alert in Toronto

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health,  Dr. David McKeown, says the extreme cold weather alert issued Sunday morning remains in effect. 

Residents are encouraged to dress in warm layers and to call or visit friends, neighbours and family who might be having trouble with the cold weather. Infants and young children, the homeless, people who work outdoors and those with heart or respiratory illnesses are among those at risk, officials say. 

During such alerts extra effort is made to help homeless people to get off the street and into shelters. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 29, the city funds two drop-in centres that are open 24 hours.

If you see someone on the street who needs help with the cold call 311 or, for medical emergencies, 911.