Some downpours are on tap late Friday afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm, but it should be considerably less wet and cold overnight.
Thursday hit 30.1C with a total of 8.2mm of rain recorded at the Ottawa airport in a weather system that triggered both a tornado warning and a severe storm warning for Ottawa.
For Friday, mostly cloudy skies are expected with some rain starting in the late afternoon and ending in the evening, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. The predicted high is 25 C with a humidex of 28 and a west wind of 20 km/h. The UV index is 7 or high.
Friday night is expected to drop to 8°C with a 30% chance of rain and a northwesterly wind at 30 km/h.
The maximum forecast for Saturday is just 17°C under cloudy skies, with a 30% chance of rain in the early morning and northwest wind at 30 km/h with gusts of 50.
Saturday night should be clear and 7 C.
Sunday and Monday are beautiful with forecasted sunny skies, highs of 23°C on both days and lows of 9°C and 12°C.
There is a 30% chance of rain on Monday night and Tuesday, which should reach 25°C and then drop to 17°C.
“Normal” for this time of year are highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C.
Sunrise is at 5:14 am EDT on Friday and sunset is at 8:53 pm EDT.