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Temperatures burn up Ontario

Summer is not over yet in Ontario
Summer is not over yet in Ontario

Jill Colton, staff writer

August 27, 2010 — You can kiss the cooler temperatures goodbye if you're in Ontario, because there's a stretch of warm weather for the province. Toronto's forecast is full of sunshine and humidity for the next several days, with a minimal chance of rain.

Hot and sunny weekend continues
Hot and sunny weekend continues

Fall is less than a month away, but it seems more like mid-summer weather for Ontario.

For the weekend, we're looking at a summer sizzle, with hot weather and the return to humidity, explains Michelle Cassar, a meteorologist with The Weather Network.

Toronto reached the high 20's Saturday, but felt like the mid-30's with the muggy air. The sun was out in full force, which made it a perfect day to visit the beach or one of the many festivals being celebrated throughout the city, including BuskerFest.

The continental high is ushering in a southwesterly flow, bringing warm tropical air in from the Gulf of Mexico, Cassar says.

Try to enjoy the water for as long as you can
Try to enjoy the water for as long as you can

Those in northern Ontario were also baking in the heat. The hot air extends all the way up into the James Bay region. Records were broken on Saturday in several areas, including Timmins, where the temperature climbed to 31C and Upsala, which reached 27.5C.

And don't worry about saying goodbye to summer just yet. The hot weather will continue into Sunday and into the long range. Toronto residents will be basking in the sun, as the forecast is calling for several days of sunshine and warm temperatures.

There's only a slight chance of rainfall in the long range forecast. Many regions are showing a zero per cent P.O.P. in the forecast until next Wednesday.

For more on your weekend forecast, be sure to check the Ontario Cities Index for your local details. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV as the Regional Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

With files from Lyndsay Morrison, Andrea Stockton and Lisa Varano

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