OTTAWA – Get those warm jackets ready — we are in for some wintery weather Thursday evening.
With snowfall and rapidly falling temperatures in the forecast, a winter travel advisory has been issued for a number of areas, including Ottawa and Gatineau, as road surfaces could become slippery.
According to 1310 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor, we’ll see a cloudy, windy weather through the day Thursday with a high around 8 C.
Showers are forecast to begin around 6 p.m., changing to flurries around 9 or 10 p.m. Jill says the flurries are forecast to end around midnight, then we’ll see some clearing.
It’s also going to get very cold overnight, with a low of minus 9 and a wind chill of minus 19.
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Jill Taylor’s Ottawa Forecast:
Winter weather travel advisory for several areas including Ottawa.
Showers/ flurries tonight — mixed with falling temperatures — could make roadways very slippery.
Today: Mainly cloudy and windy.
Wind out of the south to 30km/hour.
Guaranteed high 8.
Tonight: Cloudy and windy with showers beginning around 6 p.m.
Showers changing briefly to flurries around 9 or 10 p.m. then ending before midnight and clearing.
Low near minus 9, wind chill near minus 19.
Friday: Mainly sunny.
Cold and windy.
High near minus 4, wind chill near minus 13.
Saturday: Remembrance Day: Mainly sunny.
High near 0.
Sunday: Mainly cloudy.
High near 4.
Monday: Sun and cloud.
High near 5.
According to records from 1939-2016:
Record high: 18.5(2011)
Record low: -11.1 (1976)
Greatest rainfall: 17.5mm (1966)
Greatest snowfall: 5.8cm (1967)
Average high: 6
Average low: -1