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As the polar vortex continues to sink south, extreme cold weather warnings remain in effect across southern Ontario with several cities experiencing record low temperatures.

Record low temperatures in Ontario amid deep freeze

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:21 PM - Extreme cold weather warnings were still effect across much of southern Ontario Sunday, after a Saturday which saw record-shattering cold in some cities.

Though most of them had dropped by mid-morning, extreme wind chills making it feel colder than -30 in some areas were again expected across the south, with Environment Canada warning people to be on their guard.

"Slow improvement of the wind chills is expected this afternoon as the strengthening February sun helps to moderate this frigid arctic airmass, with temperatures inching upward a few degrees," the weather agency says.

It was a frigid minus 26oC in Toronto Saturday morning, the coldest it had been in the city in 22 years. It was the lowest temperature recorded in the metropolis since January 16, 1994 when it was minus 31oC. Other cities were even colder:

With lighter winds and warmer air in the long range forecast, temperatures in the province will rebound with many set to hit above the freezing mark by the beginning of next week.

However, the start of the week after the long weekend will a shot of snow move into to parts of Ontario. Here's a more detailed analysis.

It's NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto and the cold has shocked some of the league's biggest players arriving in the city.

"It. Is. COLD," Miami Heat's Chris Bosh tweeted on Thursday.

Watch more: Celebrities tweet about Ontario's cold

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