Canada Day is looking dry and humid so far
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:50 PM - We're still a bit far out from the Canada Day public holiday, but so far, it's looking pretty good for people hoping for clear skies and toasty temperatures.
Eastern and central Canada are currently at the front end of several days of rapidly rising humidity, while in the west, instability is leading to widespread thunderstorms and major downpours in Manitoba.
But by the time the sun starts going down on Canada Day for the fireworks, temperatures will be decent over much of the country.
St. John's, Nfld, is looking at cool temperatures, but for the most part, cities across the ten provinces will see the mercury in the low twenties or high teens.
But that will follow what is expected for the most part to be a very humid Tuesday, especially Ontario and eastward.
"Basically, it's hot everywhere,"
In Atlantic Canada, temperatures will feel like 28 to 32 thanks to the humidity, with even St. John's feeling like 26.
In Ontario and Quebec, it'll be even muggier, with humidex values as high as 41 in some places. And with humidity that intense, one of the key ingredients for thunderstorms will be present.
There's already a risk of thundershowers in those provinces this weekend, and at the moment it seems like Canada Day will also carry some risk.
"That could hamper some fireworks displays," Weather Network meteorologist says.
The Prairie provinces, by contrast, won't be quite as humid - except for British Columbia, where the humidity will make it feel like the low 30s.
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