TGIF to those of us who have the weekend off.
Too bad there’s a 60 per cent chance of flurries in the forecast – which had already materialized in some parts of the city – and a high of just 5 C.
As of 6 a.m., the weather station at the Ottawa airport was reporting “snow pellets” and a temperature a shade under 1 C, Environment Canada reported. Social media users were posting videos of fat flakes falling.
Expect northwesterly winds at 20 km/h near noon Friday then the mercury is set to plunge to -5 C overnight with a wind chill of -11.
So-called normals for May 8 are highs of 18 C and lows of 7 C.
Saturday is mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries or rain, northwesterly winds at 30 km/h gusting to 60 and a high of 4 C.
There’s a 60 per cent chance of flurries Saturday night with a low of 1 C.
Sunday is cloudy with a high of 8 C and low of 1 C under clearing skies.
Monday looks brighter with sunny skies, a high of 10 C and low of -2 C.
A few clouds creep back in Tuesday with mixed skies, a high of 10 C and low of 0 C.
More mixed skies are on tap for Wednesday as the weather starts to warm with a high of 14 C and low of 3 C.
The forecast high is 16 C Thursday under mixed skies.