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Another day of snow for Ottawa

It's another day of winter weather for the nation's capital. We've had snow off and on for over 24 hours and it's expected to continue at least into the evening hours Wednesday.
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Snow at Westboro Beach in Ottawa, February 2018. Mike Vlasveld/OttawaMatters

It's another day of winter weather for the nation's capital. 

We've had snow off and on for over 24 hours and it's expected to continue at least into the evening hours Wednesday. 

1310 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor forecasts another 4-7 cm of snow in Ottawa, Wednesday, with more flurries in the forecast for the evening hours. 

There is also the chance of flurries for Thursday. 

While it's hard to imagine, spring is less than a week away. Spring officially arrives in Ottawa at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. 

Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips joined Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe to talk about current weather and what to expect in the coming weeks:

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Jill Taylor's Ottawa Forecast:
 
Today: Periods of snow. 
4-7cm
Wind out of the northwest to 30km/hour.
Guaranteed high 1.
 
Tonight: Mainly cloudy with flurries.
Strong and gusty northwest wind.
Low near minus 3.
 
Tomorrow: Cloudy. 
Chance of flurries
High near 1.

Friday: Cloudy and windy with sunny breaks.
High near minus 4.
 
Saturday: Sun and cloud but cold.
High near minus 5.

Sunday: Sun and cloud.
High near 3.

Spring arrives Tuesday March 20 at 12:15 p.m.
 
According to records from 1939-2017) 
Record high:  17.7 (1995) 
Record low:   -18.6 (1992)
Greatest rainfall:  18.6mm (2010)
Greatest snowfall: 18.4cm (1997)
 
Average high:  2
Average low:  -7

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