The weather, currently.
The heat wave continues. Although today's breeze made conditions a little more bearable, the heat warning remains in place for the GTA. Friday morning will be bright and very warm with a wake-up temperature near 20°C. There will be some clouds building in for the afternoon, courtesy of a weak disturbance that will push in. There may be enough instability to generate a quick and isolated shower for the afternoon, but that risk is quite low. The forecast high will be 30°C, which will seem more like 35°C with the humidex. The wind will be from the SW 20-40km/h and the UV Index will be 8 or very high.
Friday Night: Mainly clear with a low of 22°C.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a new story up today from Managing Editor, Zaira Howell, on the limitations of FEMA and what shape potential alternatives might take.
“I think one thing that pretty much everybody agrees [on] — and there is overwhelming research for, as well as just the lived experience of communities who have been affected by disasters — is that FEMA has policies and programs that are inequitable,” Anna Weber, a policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Howell. “Not just in terms of an inequitable distribution of funding and resources, but also the actual policies and programs, that are supposed to be assisting disaster survivors and preventing the impacts of the next disaster, [but] have actually exacerbated inequities within communities.”