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First taste of very warm and almost sultry mid summer weather Friday

_ (Special weather statement from Environment Canada issue on Thursday.) _ 4:08 PM EDT Thursday 07 May 2015 Special weather statement in effect for:

Ottawa North - Kanata - Orléans Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe First taste of very warm and almost sultry mid summer weather Friday.

The warmest air so far of this year is being ushered into Southern and Eastern Ontario by southerly winds, boosting temperatures today into the mid to upper twenties across the region.

However temperatures will be several degrees higher on Friday. Under the strong may sunshine, temperatures on Friday afternoon will reach the upper twenties to low thirties in most areas, making it feel much more like mid summer. The first occurrence of 30 c or higher of the year is expected at many locales on Friday as a result.

Humidex values will reach the low to mid thirties Friday afternoon. This is below the threshold required for a heat warning.

Temperatures in areas along the shorelines of the still very chilly Great Lakes will be several degrees lower than the warmth to be experienced inland.

Temperatures Friday night will dip to the mid teens across the regions, providing some relief from the very warm daytime conditions.

The very warm conditions with afternoon temperatures reaching the upper twenties to the low thirties with humidex values in the mid thirties will continue through Saturday.

Latest conditions are now suggesting temperatures will remain considerably higher than average on Sunday, or mother’s day, then into early next week, before considerably cooler air arrives by the middle of the week.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.