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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.”