The weather, currently.
A hot and humid Canada Day! Friday will start on a very calm note with a mix of sun and cloud and a wake-up temperature of 21°C, but it will already seem like 24°C. However, there is a potent cold front that will push into the lower Great Lakes and that will generate some scattered rain showers and possible thunderstorms. Heads up for those heading to the Parry Sound and Grey Bruce area, there could be some severe storms in the morning before the energy continues to slide south towards the GTA. The primary risks would be downpours and gusty winds. The timing in general for us in the city will be between 1-7 PM. However, there is still a risk of an isolated thunderstorm into the evening. It is important to note, that it will not be a widespread event—however, if you hear thunder, you should promptly seek shelter. The high 29°C, which will seem like 34°C. The UV Index will be 9 or very high.
Friday Night: Cloudy periods with scattered showers in the early overnight with clearing by dawn the low 17°C.
Side Note: The remainder of the long weekend looks fantastic, with variable skies and seasonal temperatures.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the Supreme Court’s horrifying 6-3 decision:
“In a stunningly wide-ranging ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to overturn a cornerstone of the Clean Air Act, putting environmental regulation at risk and accelerating the climate emergency. The vote was 6-3,” Holthaus writes.
“‘Today, the court strips the EPA of the power Congress gave it to respond to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time,’ [dissenting Justice] Kagan wrote. ‘I cannot think of many things more frightening.’”