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Powerful overnight storms in Ontario turned severe for some

Saturday, June 27th 2020, 6:39 am - Severe storms rolled through the southwest overnight, with less potent cells trekking through the GTA early Saturday morning, heralding a weekend with high temperatures made to feel hotter with the persistent humidity.

Powerful overnight storms swept through the southwest in the overnight, with numerous warnings issued that have since been dropped. Weaker storms moved through the GTA early Saturday morning. Storms will linger through the morning for the part of the province, however, will be non-severe in nature. Ontario looks to swelter in hot and humid conditions for the weekend, while the forecast beyond looks a tad tricky. A closer look, below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lingering non-severe risk across the province Saturday
  • Hot and humid temperatures throughout the weekend
  • Very dry conditions next week could increase wildfire threat
  • Keep on top of weather ALERTS in your area

THE WEEKEND: STORMS MAY LINGER, SWELTERING TEMPERATURES SETTLE IN

After the overnight storms move out Saturday morning, the risk will continue through much of the day for the province, with the Ottawa area seeing the potential in the afternoon and evening.

Presently, it looks like the storms' severe potential will be spent, so any storms that do pop up here and there will remain below that threshold.

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The passing storms will do little to bring temperatures down, and much of the south of the province will see daytime highs in the upper 20s, reaching the 30-degree mark in some places.

With the humidity lingering, those temperatures will still feel well into the 30s, and will feel as hot as 40 in sweltering Windsor.

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Sunday will be slightly less humid but still sticky, though perhaps slightly cooler along the shores of Georgian Bay. The skies look to be calmer, however, with the possibility of a passing shower or two along the Nickel Belt.

LOOK AHEAD: TRICKY FORECAST NEXT WEEK, DRY CONDITIONS COULD ELEVATE WILDFIRE RISK

Next week, the forecast looks somewhat tricky thanks to a nearly stationary cut-off upper-level low across the eastern U.S., according to Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.

"There's still some uncertainty as to its exact position. If the system stays well to the south of the border, then this region will be mostly sunny and very warm," Gillham says. "However, a position closer to the border (which is what we are seeing in the latest models) will bring a mix of sun and clouds, a risk for passing showers and temperatures that are near seasonal."

Presently, Canada Day looks to be partly sunny with near-seasonal temperatures, though with a risk for passing showers, followed by temperatures ramping up for the rest of the week and beyond the following weekend -- elevating wildfire risk and leaving crops and gardens parched.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.

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