After a cool and wet start to summer, a blast of heat is heading to the Maritime Provinces over the next few days.
Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for most of New Brunswick – excluding the Fundy coast – and western Nova Scotia while other areas under a special weather statement.
A warm, humid air mass is moving into the region today raising daytime temperatures to 30°C or more.
Humidex values near 40 are expected and overnight lows may not fall below 18°C providing little relief from the heat.
Near normal values will return late Saturday as a cold front arrives.
Heat warnings are also in place for parts of Ontario and Quebec where it climbed into the low 30s yesterday.