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Parts of southern Ontario set new record lows early Wednesday morning as temperatures plunged well below the freezing mark. That's ahead of another system that's taking aim at the region.

Snow to the north, rain to the south: Another storm takes aim at Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8:49 AM -

So much for warmer conditions on the first week of spring.

Parts of southern Ontario set new record lows on both Wednesday and Thursday morning as temperatures plunged well below the freezing mark. In some places, it dipped to the minus 20s (without wind chill), smashing records that date back more than half a century.

Now, to top it all off, another low pressure system is taking aim at the region.

"The next system moving into Ontario Thursday morning is bringing heavy snow to the north, but milder conditions to the south," says Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler.

Temperatures are likely to climb to the high single digits by Friday, "but the warmer weather will be accompanied by rain and 40-50 km/h sustained winds," Ressler says.

That will help cool temperatures once again on Saturday as another system enters the region, bringing the risk of wet snow.

TUNE IN: Watch The Weather Network on TV for updates on that system as it approaches.

 The type and amount of precipitation will depend on the track, but forecasters say it’s something to watch out for.

Winter-weary residents will enjoy a reprieve shortly, with temperatures rising to seasonal levels by the start of the work week.

Another storm system with the risk of wet snow may not be what you had in mind for the first full week of spring, but it could always be worse. 

Atlantic Canadians are currently digging out of 50+ cm of snow and have been dealing with record hurricane force wind gusts. It's all part of a powerful Nor'easter that swept through the region Wednesday making it the strongest storm of this winter season.

MUST SEE: Winds knock reporter out of frame LIVE on TV

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