Rain, hot temperatures expected for Canada Day week

The Canadian flag is seen in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

After a stormy weekend in much of the capital region, expect the rain to continue this week heading into Canada Day.

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud on Monday with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. There is also the risk of a thunderstorm.

The temperature is expected to reach 28 C, with the humidex making it feel more like 32.

The showers and risk of a thunderstorm continue into Monday evening.

On Tuesday, the weather agency is calling for a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm. The high will be 28 C.

On Canada Day Wednesday, there’s a 40 per cent chance of showers with a high of 29 C.

After that, the rain stops and the heat kicks in: Thursday is expected to be 33 C and Friday will be sunny with a high of 34 C.