Heat and humidity build into Ontario, severe thunderstorm risk increases Friday
Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:01 AM -
SUMMER LIKE HEAT! At last! Warm and even ABOVE seasonal temperatures across much of Ontario.
After what seemed like a never ending winter, temperatures are finally on the rise this weekend.
The warmer weather began to creep into the region on Thursday with several places recording daytime highs above 20°C.
The city of Windsor was just shy of breaking a daily temperature record of 29.4°C set back in 2000.
Daytime highs across southern Ontario are expected to climb above 20°C once again on Friday with several places feeling closer to 30 with the humidex.
That's right we said HUMIDEX!
The mild conditions will continue through the Mother's Day weekend, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor activities.
FRIDAY'S THUNDERSTORM RISK
With the heat comes a widespread thunderstorm risk on Friday, with isolated severe storms expected in some places as a cold front pushes through.
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Steady showers are expected across central and northern Ontario through the day Friday, but in the southern regions, thunderstorms will likely pop up through the afternoon and evening hours.
These storms could be severe in nature with heavy rain, hail and powerful winds possible throughout cottage country and areas east of Toronto as well.