You'd usually be dusting off your gardening tools around this time and getting set for the sunshine. However, with Ottawa's worst winter in 20 years, your shovels will be getting more of a workout.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa and the region. The weather agency says a low pressure system from the Prairies could dump 10-15 cm of snow on the region late Friday and into Saturday.
The statement covers Gatineau, Prescott and Russell, Petawawa, Pembroke, Cobden, Renfrew, Arnprior, Calabogie, Smiths Falls, Perth, Eastern Lanark County, Kanata, Orleans, Richmond, Metcalfe and Ottawa proper.
Area south of the Capital along the Seaway Valley, including Belleville and Cornwall, should expect around 5-10cm.
Officials say there's some uncertainty with the weather system, but most regions extending from Southern Lake Huron to the Golden Horseshoe could be seeing a mix of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets.