Weather forecast: Sunny and 0 C Tuesday, risk of freezing rain Wednesday

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A special weather report is in effect for Ottawa with the possibility that precipitation forecast for Wednesday afternoon could fall as freezing rain as temperatures hover around the freezing point.

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This risk is greatest near the Quebec border, Environment and Climate Change Canada said Tuesday morning, adding that freezing rain warnings could be issued as the weather event nears.

First, Tuesday’s forecast is sunny and relatively mild for mid-December with a maximum of 0 C although a northwesterly wind at 20 km / h should produce a wind chill of -9 in the morning before become light.

A few clouds are expected to fall on Tuesday evening with winds up to 15 km / h, a low of -9 C and a nighttime wind chill of -13.

Periods of snow are expected to begin Wednesday afternoon with a risk of freezing rain in the late afternoon, winds of up to 15 km / h and a maximum of -1 C.

Periods of freezing rain or rain and a low of -1 C are expected Wednesday. night.

The maximum forecast for Thursday is 13 C with 70 percent chance of showers and cloudy periods and a low of -4 C overnight.

Forecast Friday calls for a mixture of sun and cloud and a high of -2 C with 40 percent chance of snow and a low of -9 C overnight.

Periods of snow are expected on Saturday with a high of -1 C and a low of -14 C.

So far, Sunday promises to be sunny with a high of -7 C and a low of -13 C.

The “norms” for this time of year are highs of -3 C and lows of -11 C.

Sunrise is at 7:34 a.m. and sunset at 4:20 p.m.

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