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Ottawa could see another 10-15 mm of rain today

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If April shows really do bring May flowers, the tulips will be in full bloom in Ottawa next month.

Environment Canada is calling for a second straight day of heavy rain, with 10 to 15 mm of rain expected today.

Ottawa received 19.1 mm of rain on Thursday as a system moved through the region.

The forecast calls for periods of rain ending this afternoon then cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers. There is a risk of a thunderstorm. High 16 C today, with the temperature falling to 12 C this afternoon.

Cloudy tonight with a 40 per cent chance of showers. Low 4 C.

Saturday will be cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers. High 7 C.

The outlook for Sunday calls for mainly cloudy and a high of 11 C.

Monday will see a mix of sun and cloud. High 15 C.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of 11 C and a low of 1 C.

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