Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton and Sandbanks Park, with very cold winds expected tonight and Saturday morning.
“With temperatures dropping rapidly during the day today, the wind chill at night is forecast to be around minus 30,” Environment Canada said in the advisory.
A reprieve from extreme cold is expected to begin Saturday morning, the national weather service said.
“Watch out for symptoms related to the common cold: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle aches and weakness, numbness and color change in fingers and toes,” Environment Canada warned.
“Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can take off if you get too hot,” the advice continues. “The outer layer should be wind resistant. Cover up. Frostbite can develop on exposed skin within minutes, especially at wind chill. ”
“Extreme cold puts everyone at risk,” said Environment Canada, which also warned against letting pets outside. “If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”