Ottawa weather forecast calls for winter's last gasp on Friday

Ottawa weather forecast calls for winter's last gasp on Friday

We're sorry.

We got too excited and saw spring in the near future, but overlooked Friday's snow/rain mix that should be winter's last gasp. This weekend should save the day, though.

Wednesday's forecast calls for mainly cloudy skies with a 30 per cent chance of flurries in the morning and a northwest wind gusting from 20 to 40 kilometres per hour.

The high will be 6 C with a moderate UV index of four.

That northwest wind should continue tonight as the low hits –7 C.

Thursday looks to be mainly sunny with a few more clouds in the afternoon as the high reaches 7 C. See, that is pretty spring-like.

Overnight Thursday should be cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a low of –2 C.

Then on Friday, the temperature will roam around the freezing mark and bring some messy precipitation.

We expect a 70 per cent chance of rain or snow (in that order) as the high reaches 3 C. That continues into Friday night where we again see a 70 per cent chance of snow or rain (in that order) and a low of –1 C.

Saturday remains cool (not so cool, though) with clouds, a 40 per cent chance of snow or rain and a high of 2 C.

Then, finally, Sunday brings a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 10 C. Monday and Tuesday are almost identical with highs of 9 C and 7 C, respectively.