Beautiful Friday weather melts into sunny weekend forecast

We've had a very warm October, and it shows going into this weekend.

Slight breeze keeps things crisp during days of sunshine

Today is a great opportunity for a hike in Gatineau Park, as the forecast looks bright and clear. The leaves in Ottawa are starting to rival the fall colours out in P.E.I. (Courtesy Tourism PEI/Paul Baglole)

Get ready for a great stretch of weather!

It starts today with wall-to-wall sunshine and a mild high near 18 C. We've had a very warm October, and it shows this weekend. 

Friday won't be as windy as Thursday either, with a pleasant breeze to keep things crisp. 

The weekend looks even better, if you can believe it, with a mix of sun and cloud and highs in the 20s.

I highly recommend you get outside and enjoy it, because things get cooler as next week rolls around.

About the Author

Ian Black

Ian Black is the only weather forecaster in Ottawa endorsed by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. (In fact, he was the first broadcaster ever endorsed.) He's a hockey dad, and before he became Ottawa's go-to guy for accurate forecasts, he was a substitute teacher in just about every high school in town. A self-described weather geek, he is particularly excited about how technology has caught up to the way he had envisioned weather forecasting 20 years ago.