Ottawa Weather: Extreme cold warning issued for Ottawa

Extreme cold will grip the National Capital Region this weekend before a major snowstorm hits the region on Monday.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Ottawa, eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley.

“Temperatures are expected to drop rapidly during the day today. As a result, by this evening, wind chill values ​​near minus 35 are expected to develop,” Environment Canada said of the forecast weather. Friday in Ottawa.

“As temperatures drop further this evening, even lower wind chill readings near minus 40 are possible through early Saturday morning.”

The weather agency warns that extremely cold wind chill values ​​of -35C could return on Saturday night.

The extreme cold warning is in effect for Ottawa, Kingston, Smiths Falls – Lanark, Brockville – Leeds and Grenville, Cornwall – Morrisburg, Prescott Russell and Renfrew, Pembroke and Barry’s Bay.

Wind chill values ​​near -30 are expected in the Kingston and Belleville areas.

The forecast calls for a mostly sunny afternoon in Ottawa, with temperatures dropping to -19°C this afternoon. With the wind chill it will be -29.

Tonight will be clear with lows of -26 C.

Saturday will be sunny with a high of -18 C. It will be -34 with the wind chill on Saturday morning and -25 in the afternoon.

Sunny skies continue on Sunday, with a high of -14°C.

The outlook for Monday is snow.

Modeling suggests Ottawa could see 20cm of snow Monday.


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