If Ottawans were hoping for a warm introduction to 2020, there’s bad news on the horizon. Residents of the capital can expect to feel temperatures of -28 on Wednesday evening, as a "significant winter storm" brews for the weekend up ahead. If this wasn't enough to get you shivering, there's also a frostbite risk for Ottawans outdoors tonight - yikes!\nAccording to the latest weather reports from the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa locals can expect temperatures of -19 overnight on Wednesday, which will feel like -28 when combined with 50 km/h winds.\nFor anyone outdoors this afternoon and into the evening, there's a definite frostbite risk, as evening conditions are predicted to be seriously cold.\nWhile temperatures will climb again for a fairly moderate Thursday and Friday, there's no point taking your sweater off.\nBy the weekend, conditions will take yet another turn for the worse, as a "significant winter storm" is predicted to hit the province on Saturday.\nFreezing rain and/or snow is expected for eastern Ontario by Saturday night, with average temperatures falling back to well below zero, with snow forecast on Sunday.\nView this post on Instagram A magical winter night in the @bywardmarket 😍 . 📷 @landonspics #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Dec 27, 2019 at 12:10pm PST\nAccording to a special weather statement from Environment Canada, rain, freezing rain and snow are all likely during the "significant winter storm" expected to impact southern Ontario on Saturday.\nAlerts have been put into place for Ottawa-Gatineau, Cornwall-Morrisburg, Brockville-Leeds and Grenville, Prescott and Russell, Smiths Falls-Lanark-Sharbot Lake and Renfrew-Pembroke-Barry’s Bay.\nView this post on Instagram The Rideau Canal is beginning to freeze over and that’s got us excited for this winter’s Winterlude Festival taking place Jan 31st-Feb 17th 2020! ⛸️ For details on all the awesome events planned for this year check out our friends @canada_cap! ❄️ . 📷 @j_macindoe #MyOttawa #Ottawa #DiscoverON #ExploreCanada A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Dec 16, 2019 at 12:03pm PST\nTravel is expected to be impacted by the storm, although Environment Canada confirmed that “there is still uncertainty as to which areas will be most impacted with this system.“\nThe Ontario Storm Prediction Centre will be closely monitoring the upcoming winter weather.\nAccording to Environment Canada, weather warnings may be issued as the storm gets closer.\nYou can keep up-to-date with Environment Canada's weather warnings by clicking here.\nFor tonight, grab your warmest socks and favourite sweater, it's going to be a cold one!\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.