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Good morning Barrie! Another scorcher

Heat warning remains in effect as temps soar
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2017-09-24 morning pic 3 red sky cropped
Just an incredible red sky for yesterday's first sunrise of Fall 2017. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

Mainly sunny today. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 32. Humidex 40.

Sunny tomorrow. High 31. Humidex 40. 

No surprise that a heat warning from Environment Canada remains in effect for:

  • Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
  • Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Hot and humid conditions will continue today and into early this week.

Mostly sunny skies will allow daytime temperatures to reach the low thirties, with humidex values approaching forty. These unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidex values will persist into early this week.

A cold front is expected to move across Southern Ontario through the day Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures for the remainder of the 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.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.




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