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Hamil­ton’s ex­tended heat warn­ing has ended, but the hot, dry weather is set to con­tinue.

“We can still ex­pect some days near the 30s (in the com­ing week), but not quite as hot as dur­ing (this lat­est) heat wave,” said Arnold Ash­ton, a se­vere weather me­te­o­rol­o­gist with En­vi­ron­ment Canada.

Hu­midex val­ues were pre­dicted to be near 40 at times dur­ing the swel­ter­ing streak.

The City of Hamil­ton can­celled the warn­ing early Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Ash­ton said it’s un­likely any records were bro­ken this time around, with tem­per­a­tures reach­ing 32 C on Thurs­day, and 33 on Fri­day and Satur­day.

Early Sun­day morn­ing, thun­der­clouds were “keep­ing a lid” on the heat as they made their way into the GTA and Hamil­ton from Michi­gan, said Ash­ton.

Sun­day evening car­ried a chance of thun­der­show­ers with “some heavy lo­cal down­pours,” but the rain was not ex­pected to make a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the drought, he said.

“There may be some lo­cal­ized ben­e­fit, but it’s un­likely to have a large im­pact over­all.”

In the weeks ahead, Ash­ton sees more of the same. Hamil­ton is ex­pected to be “locked into a warm to hot weather pat­tern,” with­out sig­nif­i­cant rain re­lief.

The rest of the week is ex­pected to re­main dry with a more “more sea­sonal sum­mer warmth.”

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