No rain Thursday but it will be chilly

A mainly cloudy cooler day is on tap for Ottawa, with a high of -2 C.

Leave the umbrella at home, but remember your hat and gloves

Thursday will be cooler than it has been this week, but there won't be any rain. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Leave the umbrellas at home today, and grab your winter coat, hat and gloves. 

A mainly cloudy cooler day is on tap, with a high of –2 C. It won't be as windy either, with a breeze out of the northeast around 15 km/h.

More messy weather arrives Friday afternoon, which may include ice pellets and freezing rain.

Environment Canada has a special weather statement saying freezing rain may start Friday afternoon in our region, but it's not supposed to last long into the night.

It's easier to say where the statement does not cover locally: Lanark County, the Brockville area and the Kingston area.