Expect a chilly start Wednesday, then it warms up

It should be a mostly sunny day that kicks off a string of high temperatures in the low-to-mid 20s.

Temperatures should hit 20 C by late afternoon

Expect a sunny day on Wednesday with warmer temperatures in the afternoon. (Ian Black/CBC)

After a bright but chilly start to the day, things will moderate nicely Wednesday.

Parts of Renfrew County west of the capital may even wake up to some frost. 

The high tops out near 20 C and without the strong winds we had on Tuesday, it should feel just about right.

The UV index will top at 8 or very high, so don't forget the sunscreen.  

With temperatures hitting 20 C on Wednesday, residents were out enjoying one of the first warm days of the year. 0:46

As for Wednesday evening, the weather will become partly cloudy with a low around 10 C overnight.

A few showers or thundershowers are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon through the night with a high of 22 C.

Friday should be sunny, there are showers in the forecast for Saturday's opening day of Ottawa Race Weekend and a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday for the half and full marathons.

All of the next week's forecasted highs are in the low-to-mid 20s.

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