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Rain. Sleet. Snow. Welcome to January in Ottawa

In the past 24 hours, Ottawa has seen drizzle, heavy rain, and even fog. Now, brace yourself for snow and sub-zero temperatures as the capital’s weather roller coaster continues.

Sunday’s heavy rainfall is expected to turn to snow overnight, with Environment Canada predicting about two to four centimetres combined with winds gusting up to 60 km/h. Window panes across the city were already starting to rattle on Sunday evening as winds began to pick up, threatening blowing snow overnight.

Across the city, people took to social media to discuss the strange weather patterns that the city  has seen this winter.

Monday’s outlook will also come as a bit of a shock to those who were just getting used to warm temperatures again after an icy blast last week. Environment Canada says Monday’s high will be -7 Celsius and there is a 40 per-cent chance of flurries in the morning. Wednesday is expected to be the coldest day with a high of only -10 Celsius.

And even more snow is on the way, with high chances of flurries forecast every day this week.