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Thursday could see record-breaking low temperature

Thursday is slated to be a chilly summer day in Ottawa.

With a high of a measly 13 degrees, Environment Canada Severe Weather Meteorologist Arnold Ashton said we could set a record low high.

"I think it's probably going to be record breaking, I would think, across much of the area with highs only in the low to mid teens," he told CFRA. "That's pretty extraordinary considering temperatures at this time of year should be around 26 degrees.

The normal minimum for this time of year is around 15 degrees, but with a low pressure system moving through the area, Ashton said the temperature will dip below that.

"Couple that with it'll be cloudy and some sprinkles occurring, you're not going to get the heating of the sun," he said. "That means it's going to be markedly below normal."

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