Heat and humidity settle over southern Manitoba
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:38 AM -
The fall season is inching closer, but you wouldn't know it in parts of the Prairies.
Extreme heat and humidity continue to grip southern Manitoba, prompting Environment Canada to issue a humidex advisory for some areas on Tuesday.
That includes the City of Winnipeg where humidex values are expected to top 40 Tuesday afternoon.
"The normal temperature for this time of year is around 23 degrees," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "So Winnipeg will be dealing with daytime highs about 10 degrees above normal without factoring in the humidity."
The hot and humid conditions are a result of the jet stream, which is lifted to north and it's the same heat forcing some schools to close in the U.S. Midwest.
Students attending schools without air conditioning were let out two hours early on Monday and early dismissals are planned at some schools on Tuesday as well.
Wondering how the fall season will shape up here at home? Check out the 2013 Fall Outlook.