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The first heat wave of the summer will stretch into the weekend. 

A Heat Warning continues for Ottawa-Gatineau, Brockville – Leeds and Grenville, Prescott-Russell and Cornwall-Morrisburg.

The temperature hit 32.3C in Ottawa on Thursday, making it the warmest day of 2019.

With a ~5pm temp of 32.3°C, today is #Ottawa's hottest day so far this year. #OttWeather

— Ottawa Weather Records (@YOW_Weather) July 4, 2019

Environment Canada says a hot and humid airmass will continue to drip the region into Saturday. With the humidex, it will feel closer to 40.

In a statement, the weather agency says a cold front will pass through the National Capital Region on Saturday, bringing lower humidity and cooler temperatures. 

Ottawa Public Health is reminding people to drink plenty of fluids and find a cool place to seek shelter from the heat.

#BeatTheHeat - Drink plenty of fluids & find a cool place to seek shelter from the heat. Ideas: https://t.co/hP1teJbZ8X pic.twitter.com/N47jhHftPQ

— Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) July 4, 2019