Ottawa Weather: Chance of snow showers Friday, special weather statement in effect for the weekend

There will be a mix of sun and cloud and a chance of snow showers in the capital today, but spells of freezing rain are expected throughout the weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for this weekend – freezing rain is expected to begin Saturday evening and continue through Sunday.

Roads will be slippery as the forecast calls for several hours of freezing rain before things heat up on Sunday. Then Sunday afternoon temperatures could reach a record high for this time of year.

Today’s forecast calls for a 30% chance of showers this afternoon and a high of -3°C. But the wind chill will make it feel more like -25°C this morning, and more like -9°C this afternoon.

The risk of snow showers will continue until early evening before skies clear. Temperatures will drop to -16°C overnight.

The weather will be mostly cloudy to start the weekend tomorrow and showers are possible in the afternoon. The high forecast for Saturday is -2°C, but it will be more like -20°C in the morning with the wind chill.

Periods of rain or freezing rain are expected to begin overnight and temperatures will drop to -5°C.

Extended spells of freezing rain are expected on Sunday, but will change to rain showers as temperatures rise throughout the day. The predicted high for Sunday is 12°C, which could be a record high for this time of year.

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