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Ontario: Temperatures soar as moisture brings flooding risk

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 8:37 pm - The significant moisture could result in flooding on Wednesday

The warmest temperatures that southern Ontario typically sees during the year is mid to late July, and the significant humidity that will stream into the region this week will bring scorching temperatures and humidex values surpassing 40 for some. Moisture from the remnants of Barry will also factor into the forecast and could lead to periods of unsettled weather. For more on the timing of the heat and humidity, plus when to expect the next round of rain, read below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Temperatures climb, humidity returns by mid-week
  • Remnants of Barry could create unsettled pattern
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: TIMING OF THE NEXT ROUND OF RAIN

Warming conditions will return to southern Ontario during the week due to heat moving in from southwestern desert regions in the United States and Pacific moisture streaming eastward.

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Tuesday will likely be the hottest day of the week, with the possibility of a late-day thunderstorm due to an approaching front and moisture from the remnants of Barry.

Majority of the region is set to see temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s and humidex values nearing 40.

WATCH BELOW: SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE, FLOODING RISK ON WEDNESDAY

Meteorologist Tyler Hamilton is warning that the moisture streaming in from Barry plus moisture tracking in from Western Canada could have parts of southern Ontario feeling like a "jungle."

Current forecast models are indicating that there is a chance for thunderstorms and torrential downpours throughout Wednesday and could possibly cause some localized flooding.

The bulk of the rain will fall on Wednesday and Thursday will largely be rain-free expect for the slight chance for some late-day thunderstorms.

Looking ahead to the end of the week, Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says that the models for the upcoming weekend is mixed and are ranging from very hot to cooler than seasonal.

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