As July nears its end, residents of Ontario and Quebec are being warned of the possibility of severe thunderstorms to kick off the new work week. The primary threat is expected to be concentrated in central and eastern Ontario, with some localized thunderstorms also likely in southern Ontario. In addition, the region will experience sticky and sweltering temperatures towards the end of the week.
The forecast for Monday highlights the areas of concern, with thunderstorms anticipated to develop in the afternoon and evening across Ontario and Quebec. Central and eastern Ontario, as well as western Quebec, face the greatest risk for severe thunderstorms. The potential hazards associated with these storms include strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rainfall.
Southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the southwest, may also witness non-severe thunderstorms, but the likelihood of these storms becoming stronger is lower compared to the regions with a higher risk.
The upcoming weather event is a result of a strong heat dome situated over central U.S., extending over the Great Lakes Basin during Wednesday and Thursday. Many areas in the region can expect consecutive days of temperatures above 30°C. The peak of this heatwave will likely push temperatures into the mid-30s for certain weather stations in southern Ontario. While most areas may not experience the warmest temperatures of the year so far, some parts of southwestern Ontario, such as Windsor, are predicted to reach 34°C on Friday.
For those without access to air conditioning, finding relief from the heat may be challenging, as overnight temperatures are expected to remain elevated in the low 20s throughout the night.
Authorities are advising residents, especially vulnerable individuals, to be vigilant for symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke during this period of intense heat.
As the work week begins, people in Ontario and Quebec are urged to stay informed about weather updates and take necessary precautions to stay safe during potential severe thunderstorms and extreme heat.
Source : Yahoo News
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