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.