Weather: -9 C Tuesday night then risk of freezing rain on Wednesday

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Freezing rain may be on its way to us on Wednesday, according to a special weather statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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The Weather Service predicts that a short snowstorm, mixed with ice grains, will move through the area Wednesday morning and then change to rain or freezing rain in the late morning or afternoon.

Freezing rain may remain over the Ottawa Valley for several hours Wednesday afternoon before the mercury breaks freezing, according to the special weather report. Ice can leave roads and sidewalks slippery with the risk of power outages.

First, Tuesday is expected to be mainly cloudy with winds becoming northwest with 20 km / h gusts to 40 in the morning and then light in the afternoon. The weather forecast is 2 C, but the wind is expected to make it feel like -4 in the afternoon.

Tuesday night’s weather forecast is clear to partly cloudy with winds of up to 15 km / h, minus -9 C and wind cooling of -13 overnight.

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From Tuesday morning, Wednesday’s weather forecast shows a 60 percent chance of snow or icebergs shifting to a 60 percent chance of rain near noon with the risk of freezing rain in the afternoon. There is a 60 percent chance of showers on Wednesday night.

Wednesday’s weather forecast high – and low – is 1 C.

Thursday is expected to reach 12 C under cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of showers and then drop to -3 C overnight.

A mix of sun and clouds is expected to start the weekend with temperatures of 3 C on Friday and 2 C on Saturday and lowest temperatures of -6 C and -2 C.

“Normals” for this time of year are high temperatures of 4 C and lowest temperatures of -3 C.

Sunrise is at 7:02 and sunset at 16:32 EST.

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