Heat warning continues today, with a 'slight reprieve' this weekend: Environment Canada

It’s day two of a heat warning for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

Environment Canada issued the warning, saying “hot temperatures again today, before a slight reprieve this weekend."

The forecast calls for temperatures to hit 30C on Friday, with the humidex making it feel like 36 degrees. 

After a weekend of temperatures hitting 29C on Saturday and 30C on Sunday, more hot and humid weather will arrive in time for Monday. Environment Canada says the “extreme temperatures will likely persist through the entire week.”

Here is a look at your weekend forecast from Environment Canada:

Today: A mix of sun and cloud with a 70 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. High 30C, with the humidex it feels like 36.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Clearing overnight. Low 18C

Saturday: Mainly sunny. High 29C

Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers. High 30C

Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with a chance of showers. High 31C

Tuesday:  A mix of sun and cloud. High 34C

Eleven days of 30C temperatures

Thursday was the 11th day of 2020 that the temperature hit 30C in Ottawa. 

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips said Ottawa gets an average of 13 days with temperatures above 30C in a year. In 2019, Ottawa only had one day with temperatures above 30C.

“We had a couple of days above 30 in May, we’ve had seven in June.  I think the pattern has already been set,” said Phillips on CTV News at Five.

“You’ve had temperatures that have been up there, almost 35, 36 at times, long strings of hot weather,”

Phillips says the hot and humid weather over the next week is a preview of what’s to come through July, August and September.

“Next week, up into the 32s again. So, this is already nature is giving us the scorecard for what we can expect this summer. It’s playing out just hot and humid, and a little tough to deal with”