End in sight to oppressive humidity

Normal high for this time of year is 23 degrees

Just keep telling yourself that in a few more days the fans and air conditioners can be turned off.

This extended period of heat and humidity is about to crack. Forecasters say we’ll notice a bit of relief on Monday, but it won’t be until Tuesday when a much drier air mass gets here and keeps the daytime high at 23 degrees, which is normal for this time of year. Overnight lows will range between 9 and 11 degrees.

The good news, say forecasters, is that when the refreshing air arrives, it’s going to last into next weekend.

Humidex values in the low 40s today will be in the mid-30s on Monday.

The muggy air will be the trigger for pop-up showers and thunderstorms throughout Sunday, some of which could be severe.

The region saw localized torrential rain and storms on Saturday, with some places getting a deluge and others just a few drops.

In Toronto on Saturday night, parts of the city got clobbered by severe weather that uprooted trees and downed hydro lines. At one point, 20,000 customers were without electricity.

In the Guelph area, Wellington County OPP say one person died after they were injured at a golf course in Erin during a thunderstorm Saturday evening.

OPP say the incident occurred during what police described as a “violent storm.”

No other details have been released.