It’s a wintry start to the weekend with flurries forecast for Friday adding up to 2 cm and the mercury holding steady at -10 C before plunging overnight
A northwest wind will make it feel like -15 Friday morning and -22 in the afternoon, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
A few flurries are expected to end late Friday evening before skies clear on the way to a low of -21 C with a wind chill near -25.
With the expected snow flurries today you can expect traffic on #Hwy417 to be slower than normal. #OttawaOPP reminds all motorists to drive according to the road conditions, don’t follow too close and give snow plows room to do their jobs #SeeSnowGoSlow @OPP_COMM_ER^jt pic.twitter.com/D31jdWf9Kc— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) January 7, 2022
Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high of -11 C and a wind chill of -16 in the afternoon. There’s a 40 per cent chance of flurries Saturday night with a forecast low of -12 C.
Periods of snow are forecast for Sunday with a high of 1 C and a low of -16 C overnight with a 30 per cent chance of flurries.
Monday and Tuesday are expected to be sunny and cold with highs of -16 C and -19 C and lows of -25 C and -22 C. There’s a 60 per cent chance of flurries Tuesday night.
“Normals” for this time of year are highs of -6 C and lows of -15 C.
The days are getting longer. Sunrise is at 7:41 a.m. and sunset is at 4:36 p.m.