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Toronto extends extreme heat alert

Though Toronto got some relief on Wednesday from the oppressive and record-breaking heat, the city remains under an extreme heat alert.

Acting medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe warned some may still be vulnerable to the hot weather and residents should watch those who could be affected, including seniors and young children.

Wednesday’s forecast high is 29 C, which will feel like 34 C with the humidity, but Breakfast Television weather specialist Frank Ferragine said it will cool down in the evening.

“We’re starting to improve those conditions through the overnight,” he said.

“For those that don’t have air conditioning, tonight’s gonna be a real nice night for sleeping.”

The city has opened seven cooling centres and extended pool hours for people who need relief from the heat. Visit the Toronto Public Health website for more information.

Click here for the full weather forecast.