Storms threaten Ontario's first weekend of summer, a look into early July

This weekend across southern Ontario will feature the return of an all too familiar forecast, with occasional showers and thunderstorms likely.

While last weekend finally delivered our first dry weekend since early April, that was not the start of a string of dry weekends. This weekend however, will not be a total washout, either.

For more details on what we can expect this weekend and or the rest of June and into early July, please read on.

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As we head into the weekend, Friday will bring some minor relief from the heat and oppressive humidity that has dominated the week. It will still feel rather muggy, but the humidex should stay below 40 across most of southern Ontario.

Cottage country will have the most comfortable conditions, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20s and more noticeable relief from the humidity.

SONT Friday
SONT Friday

There will still be enough humidity for scattered showers and thunderstorms across southern Ontario, especially south of cottage country.

During Saturday, very warm and humid conditions will surge north once again. As the warm front tracks from south to north across our region, it will bring the threat for a period of rain and thunderstorms with torrential downpours.

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Icons OntarioSouth2 Day4

Areas north and northeast of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) could see a more extended period of heavy rain. Meanwhile, areas to the south of the front should see some sunny breaks.

Sunday's weather will highly depend on the timing of a cold front.

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At this point, it looks like we will see a couple rounds of showers and thunderstorms, with a risk for strong to severe storms and torrential downpours.

SONT Sunday
SONT Sunday

However, we should also see some sunny breaks during Sunday, and that will help temperatures to reach at least the upper 20s and possibly near 30 across the western half of the region.

Early next week will be cooler and less humid, though temperatures will quickly rebound for Tuesday.

SONT Monday
SONT Monday

Another cold front with rain and thunderstorms is expected mid-week, followed by a longer period of cooler (seasonal) conditions for the end of the week.

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At this point it looks like we should see a seasonal and comfortable start to the Canada Day long weekend, but a warming trend is expected during the long weekend, with the potential for another stretch of hot weather during the first week of July.

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Be sure to check back for the latest weekend weather forecasts across southern Ontario

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