Ottawa weather forecast still calls for snow, sorry

The unwelcome guest is incredibly late, but snow is still coming to the capital to close March with a winter blast.

Snow began around noon on Friday and it should last until Saturday morning. There should still be between seven and 14 centimetres in many areas.

Friday should be cloudy with about two to four centimetres of snow in the daytime, along with an east wind gusting from 20 to 40 kilometres per hour. The high will be 1 C.

The storm's unpredictability means tonight could bring anywhere from five to 10 cm of snow with an east wind at 20 km/h as the low only drops a smidgeon to 0 C.

Snow should end Saturday morning before giving way to a cloudy day and a high of 4 C. Let's all hope this is the last we see of the white stuff for many months.

Sunday should see much of snow melt with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 10 C. Monday is similar with a high of 6 C.

The temperature remains around 10 C through most of next week.