Heat Warning extended for parts of central, southern N.B.

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Environment Canada has extended a heat warning for parts of central and southern New Brunswick, including Fredericton and Woodstock.

Forecasters say temperatures are expected to top out at between 29 and 33 degrees Celsius, with Humidex values between 36 and 39 over the weekend, though temperatures will be cooler along the coast.

High humidity will bring little relief during overnight hours, with temperatures expected to hover between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.

The weather agency says the hottest day is expected to be Sunday in most areas, with temperatures forecast to turn cooler over all areas Sunday night as a cold front passes through.

New Brunswickers are reminded to watch for the effects of heat illness, to avoid leaving people or pets inside a parked vehicle, and that outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.