It was a scorcher in the eastern half of the country Saturday as temperatures across Eastern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Maritimes hit the high 30s/low 40s with humidity. Parts of the northeastern United States were also affected.
The nation’s capital alone hit 46 C with the humidity thanks to what meteorologists are calling a “heat dome.”
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“Hot temperatures and high humidity levels are building across the central U.S. and this air mass will quickly expand north and east by Friday under a developing heat ridge or heat dome,” Global News chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell said.
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Environment Canada issued a heat warning on Thursday for much of the affected areas.
Here’s a breakdown of how high the mercury got in the eastern part of the continent as of 3 p.m. Saturday.
The United States
A cold front forecast for Sunday should push the heat back down south and bring cooler temperatures.
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