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ONTARIO | Oppressive July Heat and Thunderstorm Risk

Powerful storms break Ontario's sweltering heat...for now


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    Thursday, July 5, 2018, 12:47 PM - Relief from the heat is in sight Ontario as we look ahead to the weekend.

    Here's what to expect, and when forecasters expect a pattern change.


    WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Heat warnings still in effect, feeling over 40 degrees
    • Heat, humidity build again next week, but not to the same extent as the current heat

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    ONTARIO CONTINUES TO BAKE

    Heat warnings remain in effect for all of southern Ontario and the Nickel Belt, as the most intense heat event in years continues for yet another day.

    "Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid thirties with Humidex values likely to reach near forty again today," Environment Canada says. "Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low twenties, except high teens in some rural areas, providing little or no relief from the heat."

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    MORE HEAT THEN PATTERN CHANGE

    Next week will start off hot on Monday, but temperatures will fall back closer to seasonal for Tuesday, followed by another warming trend with several days of hot weather to end the week - but the humidity will not be as oppressive as it was last weekend.

    "We expect a significant pattern change during mid/late July with more comfortable temperatures becoming more common during the second half of the month and potentially through much of August," Gillham adds. "It appears highly unlikely that we will see another extended period of hot weather that is comparable to what we are seeing during the first half of July."

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