|A water bomber fighting forest fires north of Montreal. An outdoor burning ban remain in effect across Quebec. It remains critically dry in many regions, with only a trace of rain this month in Metro-Montreal. (CBC News).|
Warmer weather is forecast for next week as high pressure moves in once again. It will not be as warm as this week has been with highs in the upper 20`s and one record high on Wednesday when the mercury hit 29C in Montreal surpassing the 27C high set in 1979. The rain and cooler weather will be welcome by firefighters who continue to battle over a dozen forest fires in Quebec. The total in 2013 is 167 so far, well above normal, and a burn ban remains in effect until further notice across the province. This is especially critical here in the south.