A heat warning is in effect across northwestern Ontario. Residents in the Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Morson, Dryden, Ignace, Vermilion Bay and English River areas are warning of dangerous temperatures throughout the weekend.
Environment Canada says that a hot air mass is expected to arrive today and remain in place through the weekend. Afternoon temperatures near 30 with humidex values in the low to mid-thirties are expected.
Overnight lows in the upper teens will provide little relief from the heat. However, a cold front is is expected to move through the area on Sunday, ushering in cooler temperatures and lower humidity values.
Environment Canada adds that you should drink plenty of water – even before you feel thirsty – and to stay in a cool place. 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.