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Southern Ontario: Wind chill warning in effect, weekend storm on the way

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:50 PM -

Frigid temperatures and lake effect snow.

That pretty much sums up the week in southern Ontario.

"We've seen 79 consecutive days of snow cover at Toronto Pearson Airport, and we're going to blow past the record of 81 days this week," says Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.

Lake effect snow is expected to continue for the next few days, with another system is the works later this week.

Between 2-5 cm is expected on Saturday, with another 2-5 cm forecast Sunday.

"On Monday, the system will track south, putting southern Ontario on the edge of a heavy band of snow," Gillham adds.


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WIND CHILL WARNINGS ISSUED

Parts of the region are under a wind chill warning once again.

"Very cold Arctic air is ... becoming entrenched over southern Ontario," Environment Canada says in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.

"Temperatures are expected to fall to near -20°C in many areas [Tuesday] night accompanied by winds up to 20 km/h."
Wind chill values in the -30s are expected in some communities between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Be sure to check back for frequent updates and stay up to date on the warnings in your area.

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