Ottawa weather forecast calls for increasing humidity

It's a little rainy again today, but warmer as we get ready for a hot and humid end of the week in the capital.

Wednesday's forecast calls for a mainly cloudy day with a 40 per cent chance of showers and an east wind at 20 kilometres per hour in the morning.

The high is 18 C with a high UV index of six. Sunscreen is still a good option despite the clouds.

Tonight should be partly cloudy with fog patches developing overnight and that east wind continuing at 20 km/h. The low is 10 C.

Hopefully you'll be enjoying Game 1 of the second-round NHL playoff series on Thursday between Ottawa and the New York Rangers somewhere cool. That goes at the Canadian Tire Centre at 7 p.m.

We say this because Thursday should be the hottest day of the year so far. The forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud with a southeast wind gusting from 20 to 40 km/h in the morning.

The high is 26 C, but it could feel as hot as 32 with the humidity.

Friday has a high of 22 C with a mix of sun and cloud and a 30 per cent chance of showers.

The weekend currently looks rainy as the weather cools back down to normal seasonal temperatures.