Ottawa weather forecast calls for rain and rising temperatures

Ottawa weather forecast calls for rain and rising temperatures

After the fog clears it should be a rainy and cloudy day as the temperature rises in the capital and more snow and ice melts.

Tuesday's forecast calls for periods of rain or drizzle ending late in the morning as the high reaches 8 C. There is also a moderate UV index of 3.

Tonight should remain mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of snow overnight as the low hits –2 C.

The snow won't stick, though, as Wednesday's high is 5 C with a mainly cloudy sky. A northwest wind should also gust from 20 to 40 kilometres per hour.

Wednesday night should drop to –6 C, but the sky should be clear.

Thursday brings increasing cloudiness with a high of 6 C before snow is once again possible overnight Thursday.

A chilly Friday (high of 1 C) should make way for a warmer, sunny weekend.