Foggy morning leads to warm afternoon and possible late night thunderstorm

OTTAWA — Springlike weather is in Ottawa’s forecast.

Environment Canada’s forecast for Sunday includes fog in the morning—a fog advisory is in effect—and a mainly cloudy afternoon with a 30 per cent chance of showers and a high of 5C.

“Areas of locally dense fog have formed mainly near the Ottawa River,” the advisory says. “This locally dense fog will continue for a few more hours before dissipating this morning.”

The typical high for this time of year is closing to minus 2C. The record high at the Ottawa Airport for Feb. 28 is 7.4C, set in 1983.

Fog patches are expected to dissipate later in the morning.

Expect showers late in the evening and overnight, with the risk of a thunderstorm and a temperature hovering around 4C, about 14 degrees warmer than the typical overnight low.

Monday’s forecast is cloudy with about 5 cm of snow and a temperature falling to minus 10C by the afternoon.

Tuesday starts off with a frigid minus 19C before warming to a high of minus 5C with plenty of sunshine.

Wednesday’s forecast is partly cloudy with a high of 4C.

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