Weather: Brrr! Bundle up for -20 C Friday night

Friday morning dawned at -12 C and we’re headed to a high of just -10 C before the mercury plunges to -20 C overnight.

Environment Canada predicts mixed skies, a 30 per cent chance of early-morning flurries and northwest winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 that become light in the morning. They pick up again to reach up to 15 km/h in the evening and into Saturday.

Saturday’s forecast is mainly cloudy with a 70 per cent chance of flurries and high of -10 C with windchills of -22 C in the morning and -15 C in the afternoon.

It’s a cold day to be a postal carrier in Ottawa.

Overnight, there’s a 30 per cent chance of flurries and low of -16 C.

For Sunday, expect mixed skies, a 30 per cent chance of flurries, high of -3 C and low of -13 C.

Monday is sunny and -9 C with a low of -17 C. Tuesday will likely be very similar although the low will be a a few ticks higher at -14 C.

Wednesday is sunny and -3 C with a low of -7 C.

For Thursday, expect a mix of sun and cloud with a 40 per cent chance of flurries and high of -1 C.

So-called normal temperatures for early December are highs of -2 C and lows of -9 C.


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