Ottawa could see record-breaking cold
It will be a sunny but frigid start to the weekend and Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Ottawa.
The forecast calls for wind chill values between -35 C to -42 C today.
The forecast high is -17 C but it will feel more like -37 C with the wind chill this morning, and more like -21 C this afternoon.
These temperatures could cause frostbite within minutes on exposed skin. Ottawa Public Health has also issued a frostbite warning, which it does when the wind chill is forecast to go below -35.
It will be sunny throughout the day with clear skies tonight, and overnight temperatures will drop to -27 C and -31 C with the wind chill.
The all-time low temperature for Jan. 21 in Ottawa was -31.1 C, a record set in 1943.
Expect similar weather tomorrow with clouds rolling in late Saturday morning. Tomorrow’s forecast high is -14 C and it will feel like -32 C in the morning with the wind chill, and more like -21 C in the afternoon. The risk of frostbite will continue throughout the day.
Things will warm up on Sunday – expect a mix of sun and cloud and high of -7 C.
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It will be a beautiful spring day in the capital on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine throughout the day.
The cool weather has returned to the capital and temperatures will be below the seasonal average on Tuesday.