Environment Canada Warns of 'Prolonged Period of Hot Weather'

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Environment Canada is advising people to be careful and avoid strenuous activity.

A heat warning has been issued for the region, including Chatham-Kent, for what the weather authority is calling "a prolonged period of hot weather."

Meteorologist Gerald Cheng tells AM800 News hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality.

"Everyday is going to be into the 30s for daytime highs, as well the night time lows are not dropping much either. If you look at the forecast, it's sticking around the 20 degree  mark so its going to stay warm, even through the night."

Cheng says we can expect the hot and humid temperatures to last into next week.

"Of course when you look at the long-range forecast it's always greater uncertainty but it looks like we are in this warm trend for quite a stretch so be aware that this heat and humidity is going to stick around," he says.

When it comes to the average temperature for Windsor-Essex this time of year, Cheng says we are above what we would typicall see.

"Well if we look at the temperatures, the seasonal temperatures, they should be around 27 for the daytime highs and 16 for the night time lows so, this certainly is above normal."

Cheng says as of now, radar shows a bit of a disturbance moving through Windsor-Essex on Friday night but there could be what he calls some more "exciting" thunderstorms moving into the area on Sunday.

 

— With files form AM800's Rob Hindi