It is still hot and humid, with a chance of rain or thunderstorms ahead of some cooler air on the way for the region.
It feels like 29 with the humidity at 5 a.m., on the way to a high of 27 C and humidex of 35.
There’s a 40 per cent chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm in mid-to-late afternoon.
In the Kingston, Belleville and Prince Edward County region, Environment Canada has a special weather statement that the system might bring 20 to 40 millimetres of rain this morning.
The breeze will eventually turn more northwesterly, and humidity levels will start to drop a bit by about suppertime.
By that time, we can expect some sunny breaks to develop as the showers and potential thunderstorms will move off to the southeast.
By 5 a.m. Thursday, temperatures should be in the mid-teens with little to no humidity — but oh, don’t worry, it’s expected to billow back up to make it feel like 36 on a sunny Thursday.
There’s a chance of rain overnight into a scorching Friday (a forecasted high in Ottawa right now of 35 C) but Saturday is now expected to be dry.
There is a special weather statement from Environment Canada about Friday and Saturday’s heat in areas around Gatineau, with more details to come closer to then.