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A Taste of Summer

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

August 9, 2009 — Expect HOT and HUMID weather this weekend in Southern Ontario. It's going to start feeling like a typical hot August day on Saturday when the hot and humid air mass arrives. Where is it coming from? Basically, it's all thanks to a ridge of high pressure forming off the coast of Florida. This will pump Gulf of Mexico air into Southern Ontario and also create a potential recipe for severe storms.

Stormy Scenario: Here at The Weather Network, we've been looking at long range weather patterns all week. All the ingredients are there for a stormy Sunday and if mixed and cooked at the right time, severe thunderstorms are possible. For now, people in Southern Ontario and parts of Southwestern Quebec should be on the lookout. Severe thunderstorms bring large hail, heavy rain, winds, and even isolated tornadoes. Having already seen a tornado touchdown in Mont-Laurier, Quebec this past week, this is a heads up for the potential of severe weather this weekend. Forecasting thunderstorms is a tricky science, as they are so isolated in nature, but it is never a bad idea to be prepared.

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