Warning issued, with heat expected to build through the long weekend

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 4, 2018

Saturday was just the warmup act in a long weekend that’s going to get even hotter.

Environment Canada issued a warning for Ottawa on Saturday about a “two-day heat event” that is to begin Sunday. The forecast calls for a high of 32 C on each of Sunday and Monday, or a couple of degrees hotter than Saturday.

(...)The average for this time of year is a high of 26 and a low of 16.

Saturday was Ottawa’s 40th straight day with a high of at least 24, according to weather statistician Rolf Campbell. That’s not quite a record, but you have to go back 97 years to match the streak.