Snowy conditions expected for Ottawa, but milder weather elsewhere

Car driving during winter snowstorm.

Ottawa is in for some snowy, grey weather this weekend.

The worst of the storm is going to pass just northwest of the city on Saturday and early Sunday, says AccuWeather senior meteorolgist Brett Anderson.

In the heart of the capital, conditions will be a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Saturday morning and then switch to just rain later in the afternoon. Very late in the evening, the weather will turn cold again and the rain will switch back to snow. The city will get about 2 to 3 cm of snow and roads will definitely be slippery.

About 50 km north of the city, a band of heavier snow will result in an accumulation of up to 15 cm around the Georgian Bay area, says Anderson.

As for the rest of the country, the Prairies and Maritimes will have a relatively clear week with little to no snow. The Atlantic provinces will see some rain, but nothing too heavy.

The mountains in B.C. will get hit by two storm systems. There will be some snow early in the week and then heavy snow on Wednesday with a good amount of precipitation falling in the ski areas.