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Meanwhile, while the NCC confirmed Wednesday that the Rideau Canal will open sometime this winter for skating, today is definitely not the day.
“Due to the warm temperatures expected this week, the public is asked to remain off the Rideau Canal, as the surface of the Skateway remains dangerously thin,” the NCC said in a release.
“Once the ice thickens and conditions are safe, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will work hard to open the 51st season on the world’s largest skating rink as quickly as possible.”
There’s also a 30 per cent chance of flurries Thursday morning and a 30 per cent chance of drizzle in the afternoon and early evening. The temperature holds steady near 0 C with a wind of up to 15 km/h that makes it feel like -4 Thursday morning.
Thursday night is -4 C.
Friday is 1 C with a wind chill of -7 in the morning. Expect flurries and -3 C Friday night.
Snow is on tap for Saturday with a high of 1 C. There’s a 60 per cent chance of flurries Saturday night with a low of -6 C.
Sunday and Monday are both cloudy with highs of -5 C and -6 C and lows of -11 C and -13 C.
There’s a 60 per cent chance of flurries Tuesday and Wednesday with highs of -7 C and -5 C. Tuesday night is -10 C.