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Cool temperatures linger for first full day of spring

The good news is the fact that we have no snow in the long-term forecast, but the below-average temperatures are sticking around. 
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It's the first full day of spring in Ottawa, but it still feels more like winter. 

The good news is the fact that we have no snow in the long-term forecast, but the below-average temperatures are sticking around. 

1310 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor forecasts increasing cloud through the day Wednesday with a high around 2 degrees. 

The temperature will dip down to about minus 7 overnight, then we'll see highs between plus 1 and 4 degrees for the rest of the week and through the weekend. 

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Jill Taylor's Ottawa Forecast:
 
Today: Sun and cloud this morning.
Increasing cloud for the afternoon.
Wind out of the north to 25km/hour.
Guaranteed high 2.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy.
Low near minus 7.
 
Tomorrow: Sun and cloud.
Northwest wind.
High near 4.

Friday: Mainly cloudy.
Northwest wind.
High near 3.

Saturday: Sun and cloud
High near 1.

Sunday: Sun and cloud.
High near 3.
 
According to records from 1939-2017) 
Record high:  27.4 (2012) 
Record low:   -19.0 (1988)
Greatest rainfall:  44.2mm (1980)
Greatest snowfall: 11.6cm (1993)
 
Average high:  4
Average low:  -5

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