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What's after Saturday's wet flurries in Ontario?

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:09 AM -

Any kind of winter-like weather would be unwelcome after the season we've had, and early risers in southern Ontario will find Saturday's wet flurries particularly so - with another cold front coming early next week.

The day dawned with rain or flurries moving across the south of the province, with winds making it feel colder.

Those strong winds are lingering from a system that brought rain and freezing rain to southern Ontario Friday, with strong gusts that lingered through the night into Saturday morning.

The rain that did fall wasn't torrential by most accounts, but it did make for some dodgy driving during parts of the day, especially for areas north of the 401 corridor, where freezing rain was likely.

Meanwhile, people in northern Ontario were in the grip of a full-on winter-like blast Friday as the low pressure system moved through.

The tone among viewers who sent video in to The Weather Network was one of winter-weary exasperation, and it wasn't hard to see why.

In all, that winter system made northern Ontario the snowiest place in Canada on Friday, with more than 20 cm falling on some areas by the early morning hours Saturday, with winter storm and snowfall warnings still in effect around the area Georgian Bay.

The good news for Ontarians is: Saturday's messy weather will give way to a Sunday that is expected to be seasonal and calm.

The bad news: It won't last.

"The next system to watch is Monday afternoon," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter said earlier Saturday morning. "A cold rain through southern Ontario, with wet snow through cottage country, is possible."

Check back here and on The Weather Network on TV as that system approaches.


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