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Some relief from the heat expected Saturday

Last Updated Jul 6, 2019 at 8:49 am EDT

The intense heat and humidity that has gripped the GTA the past few days is expected to subside somewhat on Saturday.

A heat warning is still in effect as temperatures will likely hit 30 C today and the humidex will reach the upper 30s this afternoon.

However, we will catch a break as a cold front moves into the region later in the day on Saturday, which will bring cooler temperatures and lower humidity for the rest of the weekend.

Toronto Public Health recommends staying cool by drinking plenty of water even before you feel thirsty. As well, checking in with friends, family and neighbours who may be more vulnerable to the heat. These include children, pregnant women, older adults and people with chronic illnesses.

There’s also a reminder to never leave people or pets inside vehicles as temperatures can reach dangerous levels in a short span of time.

The City of Toronto is also reminding residents that 270 cooling centres have been opened as a part of their Heat Relief Network, including community centres, civic centres, and drop-ins. An map of where they are located is available on the city’s website.