With temperatures expected to be well-above 30 degrees this weekend, residents are reminded to stay hydrated and safe over the weekend.

Environment Canada says that a heat warning may come into effect in the area, as they are calling for sun and a high of 31 in Kenora, and 30 in Dryden and Sioux Lookout this afternoon.

“We’re seeing a large area of high-pressure coming in, with the potential for another heat event across northwestern Ontario through the weekend,” said Environment Canada Meteorologist, Geoff Coulson.

“Temperatures are expected to be well-above normal temperatures for this time of the year. Try to avoid strenuous activity over the weekend, direct sunlight in the hottest times of the day, and it’s very important to stay hydrated.”

Coulson adds that the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Environment Canada also wants to remind residents to never leave people or pets inside of a parked vehicle.

Residents can expect a high of 35 across the region tomorrow, and a high of 34 on Sunday.

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