CM – Heat warning for Ottawa continues


Josh Pringle
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Ted Raymond
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A hot and humid night and Thursday are the order of the day, as there is still a heat warning for Ottawa.

Environment Canada issued a brief severe thunderstorm warning for Ottawa on Wednesday afternoon, but it ended when the system left the region.

« Temperatures will hit the low 30s again today and Thursday, » said Environment Canada, noting that it will feel like 40 degrees with the Humidex.

Environment Canada’s forecast is that it will be partly cloudy tonight, with the possibility of showers. A low of 21 C.

The heat warning could last until Thursday, says Environment Canada. The weather forecast for Thursday is mostly cloudy with the risk of showers, thunderstorms and maximum temperatures of 30 ° C with a humidex of 38.

By the weekend, cooler weather should move in. The current forecast provides for sunny days on both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid-twenties.

The city of Ottawa has opened three emergency cooling centers to provide people with a place to escape the heat.

The sun is rising over a hot, muggy day in Ottawa. August 10, 2021. (Jim O’Grady / CTV News Ottawa)

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