Don’t forget your snow boots, Ottawa! Just when you thought that spring was on the horizon and the slush was finally melting, a surprise blizzard has arrived to ruin everything. According to Ottawa’s weather forecast, we can expect up to 10 cm of snow to fall on Friday, and a winter weather warning has been put in place, too. Perfect!\nJust as we were all starting to be cautiously optimistic that the worst of the winter weather was behind us, a surprise snowstorm has landed in the capital.\nOn Friday morning, Environment Canada issued a winter weather warning for the city, as up to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall throughout the day.\nIn their notice, the government body explained, “A band of heavy snow is over the Ottawa area and along the Ottawa river. It will continue throughout the morning.”\nTo make matters just a little bit worse, they’re also urging locals to expect traffic and transit delays.\nThe statement went on, “Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on the morning commute.”\nThis doesn’t bode well for the capital’s commuters, who have been experiencing ongoing problems with the city’s LRT during snowy periods.\nThe #Ottawa area and Gatineau are now under a winter weather travel advisory. Use caution on the roads. 5 to 10 cm of snow is possible. #ottnews #ottweather pic.twitter.com/mtOcxD1EdF— Victoria Williston (@vwilliston1310) March 6, 2020\nAs most of the country prepares for Daylight Savings this weekend, you’d be forgiven for assuming that spring was on the horizon.\nHowever, as most Ottawans know, March and April can be unpredictable, and sometimes it feels like spring never actually arrives in the capital!\nThat said, there’s good news ahead. While we’ve got yet another day of stormy weather to get through, the weekend is looking much brighter.\nCrazy Ottawa weather this morning @KelseyMcEwen pic.twitter.com/O0zYZXZyCL— Mary Ellen Stephen (@QueenMaryEllen) March 6, 2020\nIn fact, residents can expect a sunny Saturday, with highs of 2 C.\nWhile Sunday will be cloudy, temperatures will reach 7 C in the afternoon. Dig out your sunscreen!\nSadly though, the season ahead is looking as wet and cold as ever. The long-range forecast predicts an extremely rainy March, with temperatures that are lower than usual. Yikes.\nYou can keep up-to-date with all of Ottawa's weather warnings and advisories by clicking here.\nStay strong, residents of the capital! Spring will get here ... eventually.