Cooler, calmer weather expected today after Wednesday's powerful storm

Grab the jackets, Ottawa, because some fall-like weather has finally arrived.

In a dramatic shift from yesterday, today's high will be only 16 C

More fall-like weather has finally arrived in Ottawa after record-breaking heat earlier this week. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

Today's weather is expected to be much calmer than yesterday's after an afternoon storm battered the city and left thousands of people without power for several hours. 

Large trees snapped like twigs as strong winds and torrential rain hammered the capital. Many residents shared photos on social media of trees littering residential streets, including some that badly damaged parked cars.   

Near the intersection of Carling Avenue and Maitland Avenue, winds tore part off part of the roof of a low-rise apartment building. 

City crews are expected to continue cleaning debris from streets across the city on Thursday. 

Much cooler temperatures today

Expect more fall-like weather with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 16 C today, along with a bit of a breeze from the northwest at 20 km/h.

It will be even cooler Friday, too. 

About the Author

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.