Ottawa forecast calls for relief from snow, but chilly temps persist

The snow has let up in Ottawa after two days of blustery winter weather, but chilly temperatures have stuck around.

Environment Canada's forecast for Thursday calls for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of —3 C. A northwest wind will gust from 20 to 40 kilometres per hour, and the UV index is 3 or moderate.

Skies will clear overnight in the capital, but the low will drop to a frigid —16 C.

With spring officially just days away, we'll get a tease of sunny and mild weather Friday. Clear skies and a high of 3 C are in the forecast. 

But clouds will return overnight, with a low of —10 C.

Clouds will hang around Saturday. Environment Canada is calling for a 60 per cent chance of flurries and a high of 1 C. The temperature will drop to —8 C by night.

Spring weather makes another appearance on Sunday, with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 6 C in the forecast. Overnight will bring cloudy periods and a low of —6 C.

Similar daytime conditions will continue Monday, with a high of 5 C and a mix of sun and cloud on the first official day of spring. 

After all this late-season snow and cold, spring officially arrives Monday with a high of 3 C and a mix of sun and cloud.

But winter weather could make a very brief curtain call Tuesday. Environment Canada is calling for cloudy skies with a 30 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers and a high of —1 C.