The continuing heat, humidity have forced the postponement of today's scheduled high school sports events.
Please see this post for the details.
Today's high school sports events have been postponed due to the heat warning that continues for our area.
The SD&G high school tennis championships were to be contested today in Cornwall. The matches will instead be played Oct. 3.
Speaking for the SDGAA, Jamie Carr explains, "We are concerned about the safety of our students as the temperature is expected to be close to 40 with humidity. Next week looks much better. Sorry for the inconvenience I know this causes but the safety of our athletes is the number one concern."
The other impacted event is the kickoff to the junior football six-on-six season. It was to take place at Glengarry DHS in Alexandria.
The convenor has revised the schedule to move these games to Monday, Oct. 16. The Gaels will instead kick off their season on Oct. 4 in Carleton Place.
Environment Canada this afternoon issued a heat warning for our area. Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Monday.
From the EC announcement:
First heat event of the season beginning Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe.
Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Motorists are advised that Prescott-Russell County Road 9 on both sides of the Séguin Bridge in the Riceville-Fournier area is closed due to flooding. It is not yet known when the road will re-open for travel.
Like many other water courses, the South Nation River has risen rapidly over the last 24 hours due to heavy rain.