Canadians have already had to deal with some pretty cold and snowy weather, but one of the worst parts of winter is heading right for the nation's capital. In Ottawa freezing rain is expected tonight, and there's already been a special weather statement issued for the city.\nEnvironment Canada's statement, issued at 6:39 a.m. this morning, warns of freezing rain beginning tonight and leading into Saturday. This bout of bad winter weather will be brought on by an incoming east coast storm.\nThe icy rainfall is expected to continue into Saturday, and eventually transition into snow in the evening. Environment Canada is also predicting "strong gusty winds and colder temperatures."\nThe temperature for today and Saturday will peak at 3 degrees but will drop off to -2 on Sunday, according to Environment Canada's own forecast. Sunday evening will also be extra chilly, as the temperature drops to -14.\nFreezing rain can cause plenty of problems for drivers and pedestrians. Combined with snowfall, it can mean plenty of slips and even a few falls.\nOttawa isn't the only city in the province that's going to be getting cold and wet over the weekend. Most of southern Ontario can also expect to see rainy conditions on Saturday.\nGood Friday the 13th #Ottawa Quiet Wx for most of today and then heads up for freezing rain late tonight in the Ottawa area. Rain and snow for Saturday. Could be interesting @1310NEWS Stay safe!— Jill Taylor (@jilltaylor680) December 13, 2019\nCities in and around the GTA can also expect to see some snow accumulation overnight from Saturday to Sunday.\nWhile the temperatures won't be at their lowest, the cold will roll into the region on Sunday.\nView this post on Instagram Isso é o resultado da chuva congelante: uma chuva que quando atinge a superfície congela imediatamente e cria essa capa de gelo em tudo o que toca. #freezingrain #chuvacongelante #canada #toronto #winter #frio #inverno #gelo #serracanadense A post shared by Serra Canadense (@serracanadense) on Dec 12, 2019 at 5:24am PST\nCanadians shouldn't get too down about the weather just yet. According to The Weather Network, there won't be too many long periods of sustained cold weather leading into the holidays.\nOf course, there's still plenty of time left for things to get nasty during the winter, even if it is expected to be shorter than the last one.\nIf you're planning any activities this weekend, you might want to stick to things you can do inside.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.