Environment Canada issues Heat Warning for most of New Brunswick

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It's expected to be a scorcher across much of the region today.

A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada, as Humidex values could reach 37 for the next 2 days.

Very warm air will move into western New Brunswick today and eastern New Brunswick on Friday and then persist into Saturday. Maximum daytime temperatures of 30 degrees or more are expected today over western sections and throughout the province on Friday. 

Humidex values near 38 are expected throughout the province tomorrow.

Minimum temperatures overnight tonight and Friday night will be near 18 degrees, providing little relief from the heat. Temperatures and humidity levels will fall later on Saturday as a cold front moves across the province. 

Temperatures will remain cooler for coastal communities along the Bay of Fundy due to onshore breezes.

Health officials are reminding people to reduce heat risk by scheduling outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day, don't leave anyone or any pets inside a parked vehicle and if you have to work outside, take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.