Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Warm with thunderstorms

It was a little cool to start the morning here on Ile Perrot with the temperature dropping to 14C (56F) just before sunrise. The warm July sun and increasing heat from the southwest have warmed us rapidly into the low 20's (23C / 73F) as of 7:30am. Today should be sunny and warm with little chance of any showers during the daylight hours. The likelihood of showers and thunderstorms will increase after midnight and continue into Wednesday across the St. Lawrence Valley as a complex of storms slides from the Midwest across the southern Great Lakes. Temperatures will warm to near 30C each day this week across southern Quebec and Ontario. It will be very humid across southwest Ontario with humidex advisories in place.

HYDRO ONE TO HELP: Meanwhile the heat continues across the eastern US with more records falling, nearly 200 last week alone. Hundreds of thousands are still without power after Friday nights storms making it very dangerous with 100F temperatures and no A/C. Damage is extensive and the restoration process will likely take the entire week. Hydro One from Ontario has sent down three crews with nearly 200 employees to help in the Washington DC & Baltimore metro areas, as well as Virginia.

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