Heat warnings continue

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Warm and muggy conditions will  continue for several more days and temperatures records will be shattered.  On Friday temperatures reached 30.2 c  breaking the old record of 25c in 1946.  Normal temperatures are around 17c.  Environment Canada is calling for temps to reach 31 today that would once again break the record set in 2004 with 27.1

Heat Warning in effect for

Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Hot and humid conditions are expected this weekend and into early next week.

Mostly sunny skies this weekend will allow humidex values to reach into the upper thirties both today and Sunday. These unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidex values will likely persist into early next week.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.