Evironment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for much of the area heading into the weekend.
Warnings are currently in effect for Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Orillia, with wind chill values near minus 30 are expected tonight into Saturday morning.
“Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes,” the warning reads.
“Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.”