As previously reported by SaultOnline /ONNtv, things are going to get quite hot over the next while. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the area.
Heat Warning in effect for:
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Humidex values reaching 40 are expected.
The first heat event of the season.
A heat event is setting up for the Canada Day long weekend.
Beginning Friday and continuing into Saturday, southwest winds will bring hot and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Daytime high temperatures near thirty are forecast, with humidex values in the mid to high thirties. Low temperatures overnight are expected to be in the high teens to low 20s providing little relief from the heat. Areas near the lake shores will be cooler.
Slightly cooler conditions will likely arrive on Sunday as a cold front is expected to move through the region.
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.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.