Weather: Get out for a walk – Wednesday is the warmest day for a while (-6 C is coming)

People out in Andrew Haydon Park.

Wednesday’s the day for that sanity walk with potentially record-breaking cold temperatures ahead.

Skies clear in the late morning with a high of 13 C and a UV index of 7 or high, Environment Canada predicts.

A few clouds creep in overnight with a low of -1 C.

So called normals for this date are highs of 18 C and lows of 6 C but it really could be worse – on May 5, 2017, the city got more than 40 mm of rain.

Then again, it was nearly 28 C in 1999.

Thursday’s forecast high is just 11 C with mixed skies and a 60 per cent chance of afternoon showers. The overnight low is -2 C.

Friday is cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a high of 7 C .

The overnight low of -6 C could set a record for the third coldest May day on record, notes Rolf Campbell, who tweets under the handle Ottawa Weather Records.

Saturday’s forecast features a 60 per cent chance of flurries, high of just 5 C and low of 0 C.

From Sunday through Tuesday, expect mixed skies and highs of 10 C.

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