Daytime high temperatures in the low thirties, with humidex values near forty, are forecast again today, although it will be a few degrees cooler for locales near the Great Lakes. The very warm and humid conditions will persist into Tuesday for some regions.
Additionally, overnight low temperatures tonight and Tuesday night are only expected to fall to near twenty.
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for – older adults – infants and young children – people with chronic illnesses such as breathing difficulties, heart conditions or psychiatric illnesses – people who work in the heat – people who exercise in the heat – people without access to air conditioning and – homeless people.
Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Taking a look at the forecast:
Mainly sunny. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 32. UV index 7 or high.
Partly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 22.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 30.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 21.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23.
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 16.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.
Cloudy periods. Low 16.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 21.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 20
Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 15.
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