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Feeling the heat in eastern Canada

Toronto hit 30 degrees Friday for the first time in 2012
Toronto hit 30 degrees Friday for the first time in 2012

Staff writers

May 25, 2012 — Friday was a scorcher in parts of eastern Canada. What's in store for the weekend?

Friday's record temperatures in Ontario
Friday's record temperatures in Ontario

Sweltering temperatures have invaded sections of eastern Canada once again.

On Friday afternoon, the city of Toronto hit 30C for the first time in 2012. The temperature also broke a daily record. With the humidity, it felt closer to 38.

The normal temperature for this time of year is 22 C, according to Environment Canada.

Hot temperatures were also reported in Windsor, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, but none of those cities were the country's hot spot. That title belonged to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where the temperature lingered around 32C Friday.

The hot weather wasn't good news for fire fighters in the province who are currently battling flames. A fire broke out near the Canadian Forces base in the Labrador town, and several residents were place under an evacuation order or alert.

Recent hot, dry and windy weather has also made it difficult for crews to gain the upperhand on fires burning in northern Ontario. A state of emergency was declared in Timmins on Thursday. Flames have also been burning near Kirkland Lake.

Friday's records in Newfoundland and Labrador
Friday's records in Newfoundland and Labrador

Conditions are expected to cool in northern Ontario into Saturday. It will also be less humid in the south.

"Overall, Saturday will be less sticky in Ontario," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Some will experience showers and potentially thundershowers over the weekend, as well."

The humidity returns to Ontario Monday.

For a closer look at your weekend forecast across eastern Canada, check The Weather Network's Canadian Cities Index.

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