While a freezing rain warning was in effect for early Friday, weekend temperatures are expected to bounce back above seasonal levels with plenty of sunshine Saturday and likely rain Sunday.
Environment and Climate Change Canada was warning that light freezing rain would be possible along the Ottawa River valley early Friday, but only very light ice buildup was expected.
Friday’s forecast high is 5 C with periods of rain expected to end in the morning, followed by a 30 per cent chance of showers and wind becoming northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon.
Friday night’s outlook is cloudy with a low of -3 C and wind chill of -7.
Saturday is expected to be sunny and 6 C with wind becoming southwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon.
Expect a low of 2 C under clear skies Saturday night.
There’s a 60 per cent chance of rain with forecast cloudy skies Sunday and another high of 6 C. Periods of rain and a low of 2 C are on tap for Sunday night.
“Normals” for this time of year are highs of 1 C and lows of -5 C.
Sunrise was at 7:14 a.m. EST Friday and sunset is at 4:25 p.m. EST.