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Hot, humid afternoon forecast prompts weather warning

Environment Canada issued heat warnings for much of Westman on Aug. 14, 2014.

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Environment Canada issued heat warnings for much of Westman on Aug. 14, 2014.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for much of Westman, with hot and humid conditions expected to pushthe Humidex into the 40s.

Brandon isn't included in the heat warning, although all of Westman south and west of about Rivers is.

Forecasters say that this morning's cool and cloudy conditions will clear this afternoon, unleashing a scorching sun that will take temperatures as high as 30ºC. That would be the hottest temperature in Brandon so far this year.

Temperatures are expected to peak around 6–7 p.m. this evening, with Humidex values in Brandon toping out around 38.

Clear skies will continue tonight, with a low of 15ºC.

Tomorrow, a sunny morning will turn into a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon, with a high of 29ºC and a good chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Winds from the northeast at 20 km/h are expected late in the day.

Saturday looks nice, with a high of 27ºC and sunny skies. Sunday, too, will see a high of 27ºC, though that day will see some clouds, and there's a chance of showers.

Monday will be cloudy, with a good chance of showers and a high of 25ºC. At this point, Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be sunny, with a high both days of 27ºC.

The normal high for this time of year is 27ºC. The normal low is 12ºC.

The hottest it's ever been on an Aug. 14 was in 2003, when it hit 35.7ºC. The coldest ever was in 1968, when it touched 0ºC.

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