Environment Canada issues heat warning for Montreal

A woman cools down in a water fountain as she beats the heat in Montreal, Monday, July 2, 2018. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Get ready for muggy weather, Montreal.

A blast of heat and humidity is expected for parts of southern Quebec, including Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Richelieu Valley, starting on Thursday.

Environment Canada issued a heat warning on Wednesday afternoon, saying a warm and humid air mass will settle over the province.

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“The combined values of temperature and humidity will give humidex values that will reach 40,” the weather agency said.

The balmy temperatures are expected to dip once rain kicks in on Thursday evening, according to Environment Canada. In Montreal, there is a 60 per cent chance of showers with the risk of a thunderstorm.

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