Weather: cold warning still in effect Thursday but headed for -7°C, snow showers overnight

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Weather watchers are predicting warming is finally on the way on Thursday ahead of showers of up to 5cm overnight.

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The extreme cold warning remains in effect. It was -22°C with a wind chill of -31 as of 7 a.m. at the Ottawa airport on Thursday, but the mercury is expected to hit a near-seasonal -7°C with a wind chill of -14 in the afternoon.

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, there is a 40% chance of snow showers in the morning and early afternoon, followed by a few showers starting in the afternoon.

For Thursday evening, expect flurries, at times heavy, to end overnight with a 30% chance of more showers. The low forecast is -12 C with a wind chill of -18.

Friday’s forecast is for mixed skies with a 30% chance of showers in the morning turning sunny in the afternoon as the temperature drops to -17C with a wind chill of -18 in the morning and -25 in the afternoon. afternoon.

Friday evening should be clear and -25 C.

The outlook for Saturday is sunny with highs of -15 C and lows of -19 C under clear skies.

Sunday should become increasingly cloudy with a high of -10 C and a low of -14 C. There is a 60 percent chance of flurries Sunday evening.

Mixed skies and milder temperatures are forecast for Monday and Tuesday, the first day of February, with expected highs of -8 C and -5 C. Expected lows are -13 C Monday evening and -7 C Tuesday evening.

“Normals” for this time of year are highs of -6 C and lows of -15 C.

Sunrise is at 7:29 a.m. on Thursdays and sunset is at 5:01 p.m.

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