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Heat warnings in effect for parts of southern Ontario

TORONTO — Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of southern Ontario as temperatures soar. 

The warnings stretch from the Windsor area through Toronto and east to Durham Region. 

The agency says Monday's daytime temperatures are expected to go as high as 34 degrees Celsius. 

Overnight temperatures are forecast to be lower at 21 to 25 degrees Celsius. 

The agency says a cold front is expected to move in on Tuesday evening, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area.

Heat warnings are also in effect for a portion of northeastern Ontario, including the city of Timmins. 

Environment Canada says the risks of extreme heat are greatest for young children, pregnant people, seniors, people with chronic illnesses and those working or exercising outdoors.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2021. 

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