Ottawa's weather forecast calls for layers, and more layers

The Crashed Ice officials must have talked to Mother Nature because it's suddenly very cold and will remain that way until Sunday in the capital.

Ottawa Public Health has issued a frostbite advisory for the near future and you will see why right now.

Friday's weather forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud with a 40 per cent chance of flurries late in the morning and early in the afternoon as a northwest wind hits 20 kilometres per hour. The high will be –10 C.

Tonight should be partly cloudy as the low hits –20 C with the wind making it feel more like –26. For those heading to Crashed Ice, you better dress very warmly.

Saturday should bring a mix of sun and cloud with the wind hitting 15 km/h. The high will be just –11 C with the wind chill at a ghastly –29.

The sun won't really help with that. Public health tried to help with this puppy photo.

Saturday night should be clear with a low of –20 C once again.

Sunday brings a reprieve with a high of –5 C and some increasing cloudiness.

Snow could return Sunday night and the forecast currently calls for snow or rain through Wednesday. That could mean a wet start to the week, but at least the temperature will rise a little bit.