We’ll be baking in the heat yet again Thursday.
A heat warning, issued earlier this week by Environment Canada, remains in effect for London and much of southwestern Ontario.
The daytime high for Thursday is expected to hit 30 degrees, feeling closer to 40 with the humidex.
For Friday, the daytime high will hover just below the 30 degree mark but the humidity will remain, and thunderstorms are expected.
There’s a slight chance for rain in the forecast on Saturday, but the temperature will dip to 23 degrees. Sunday should be beautiful with a high of 25.
Even with a bit of precipitation in the forecast, fire officials in Perth County say the risk of wildfire is extreme.
As a result, all open air fires are banned in the county until further notice.
That includes bonfires, campfires, and outdoor fireplaces; the only exceptions are cooking fires and that’s only at approved campgrounds and between the hours of noon and midnight.
Officials say a lack of rainfall has vegetation extremely dry and that fires can get out of control very quickly in these conditions.
Farmers are urged to be extra cautious during the grain harvest as fires can quickly overtake equipment and spread.
Burn permits have also been suspended and no new permits will be issued until further notice.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact their local fire department.