You might have to kiss the last day of fall goodbye today, Ottawa. Environment Canada announced that a special weather statement is in effect for both the north and south ends of the city.
Due to a low-pressure system heading for the area, Ottawa may see their first measurable snowfall of the season. Typically, this might be exciting for early December. But, we haven't even reached Halloween yet!
Accumulated snow could reach anywhere from 2 to 5 centimetres. Areas along the American border could also see ice pellets. The system is anticipated to move in late Saturday and continue into Sunday morning.
According to Environment Canada, this system, in particular, is difficult to track and predict. Therefore, they aren't totally sure of the exact location the snow and ice will hit. However, they do expect that the conditions will have a significant impact on drivers and transportation.
With next week looking quite drizzly in the area, it doesn't seem like any accumulated snowfall will stick around too long. While a white Christmas is always nice, residents in Ottawa don't seem to down for a white Halloween.
#FridayFeeling when you wake up to frost on your car for the first time since last winter and there is a "Special Weather Statement" predicting up to 5cm of snow on the weekend. #ottweather pic.twitter.com/hEGa4e40gh— Anonymous Drew (@skrymir42) October 26, 2018
As meteorologists continue to track the system, Environment Canada asks that residents keep an eye on their updates for more special alerts.