The first real heat wave of the year rolls into it’s third day today as the temperature is again expected to hit the 30′s.

A Humidex Advisory remains in effect for our area.  

Relief is in sight though as more seasonal conditions are expected to return tomorrow and into the weekend.

Environment Canada’s Senior Climatologist David Phillips tells 570 News that when things finally do cool off, it will be a nice return to normal – especially at night.

“It’s going to be so refreshing come (the weekend) – gorgeous Canadian air, the wind directions are going to come from the north with highs of 24 or 23 degrees and nights down to about 10 or 11…”

Phillips adds that what’s different about this heat wave, compared to the bursts of warm temperatures we’ve already experienced this year – are the overnight lows.

“Typically in the Kitchener area your temperatures are registering around 12 degrees really comfortable.  We’re going to see over the next three days 21, 22 degrees for the low temperature, so that’s going to seem a little stuffy and a little sticky and a lot of tossing and turning…”

As for whether or not this will not only be a hot week but a hot summer, Phillips is anticipating it will be a toasty one.

Click here for places to keep cool in the City of Waterloo.

With the heat’s arrival, remember a few key tips from the Region of Waterloo Public Health.

-If you do go outside, stay in the shade
-Limit activity to morning/evening
-Avoid strenuous outdoor physical activity
-Reschedule sports practices and jogging times
-Exercise/workout indoors in an air conditioned area
-Take a cool bath or shower periodically or cool down with wet towels
-Drink lots of water and natural fruit juices
-Wear loose-fitting clothing that allows for evaporation of sweat
-Wear a hat and use sunscreen (of at least SPF 15)
-Control your pet’s exposure to sun – limit time and provide water and shade
-Call or visit friends/neighbours who are at risk, check on them 2-3 times daily
-Never leave children or pets unattended in a car

570 News Weather Specialist John Wilson sees the next few days shaping up like this.

TODAY: ***HUMIDEX AND SMOG ADVISORIES CONTINUE***  Sunny, hot and humid today, with afternoon/evening showers and non-severe but drenching thunderstorms.  High of 31.  The record is 31.3 (1988)

OVERNIGHT TONIGHT: Clearing and a low of 17.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, a few clouds. Cooler and less humid.  A high of 24.

SATURDAY: Sunny, low humidity, and a high of 24.

SUNDAY: A mix of sun and cloud with a high of 22.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny with a high of 22.