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Ottawa warms up today

Ottawa's deep freeze has finally broken, so enjoy the warmer temperatures while you can — cooler temperatures are expected to return this weekend.

Today's high should reach –7 C with cloudy skies

Things will warm up today in Ottawa, but periods of snow are in the forecast. (Michel Aspirot/CBC)

Ottawa's deep freeze has finally broken, so enjoy the warmer temperatures while you can — cooler temperatures are expected to return this weekend.

Today's temperature is expected to reach a balmy –7 C, a far cry from the frigidity we've experienced in the past few days.

Expect periods of light snow, with temperatures dropping down to –13 C tonight. 

As the week progresses, things are expected to get cooler. Environment Canada is forecasting a drop back down to –18 C by Friday and –19 C on Saturday.

The only sunny day this week is expected to be Saturday — plan for cloudy skies and light snow otherwise.