Ottawa·Weather

Mild today, then cooler over the weekend

Expect a wet day with rain and melting snow leading to ponds and puddles on roads and sidewalks.

A high of 6 C today, but this weekend's overnight lows back into minus teens

With rain and temperatures high enough to melt a lot of snow, expect big puddles on Friday. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

With rain and melting snow overnight, there will be puddles all across the region.

Add to that some fog patches as mild air moves over the cooler snowpack.

Increasing southwest winds gusting to 40 km/h will chase away this morning's fog leading to a cloudy high of 6 C.

There's a 30 per cent chance of showers today then more rain arrives by evening, which changes to periods of snow overnight.

 There could be some blowing snow Saturday with a high of –1 C and a wind chill making it feel more like –8.

Saturday and Sunday's overnight lows are –12 C and –13 C.

Sunday kicks off a string of sunny days with highs at or above 0 C.

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