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Hot, humid day in store — showers coming

Humidex values could hit 40 across south-central Manitoba today.

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Humidex values could hit 40 across south-central Manitoba today.

It's hot — in the mid-20s by mid-morning — and getting hotter today, but rain is possible over the next few days.

That's not cooling relief for a region battling near-record flooding already, but Environment Canada says there is a good chance of storms tonight, then showers on Sunday and Monday.

Today, though, will be hot and humid. In fact, a heat warning has been issued for portions of south-central Manitoba, with Humidex numbers expected to hit 40.

A southwesterly flow has drawn up very warm air across much of southern Manitoba and with the recent heavy rainfall there is abundant low level humidity, forecasters say.

Temperatures this afternoon should reach 30ºC in Brandon, under mainly sunny skies, although there could be more clouds late this afternoon. The UV Index will hit 9, which is the highest it's been all year, and considered very high.

Partly cloudy skies tonight will bring a 60 per cent chance of showers, with the risk of a thunderstorm this eveing and after midnight. The low overnight will be 16ºC.

Tomorrow will see a mix of sun and cloud, with a 60 per cent chance of showers early in the morning. Winds will pick up to about 20 km/h from the northwest early in the afternoon, with a daytime high of 26ºC.

Into Monday, cloudy skies are expected, with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a high of 23ºC.

Sunny skies return late next week, though. Tuesday and Wednesday will be clear, with a high of 26ºC, followed by more sun on Thursday and Friday, with temperatures predicted to be 28–29ºC.

The normal high for this time of year is 25ºC. The normal low is 12ºC.

The hottest it's ever been on a July 5 was in 1961, when it hit 33.3ºC. The coldest ever was in 1983, when it was 2ºC.

 

 

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