WEEKEND | Some relief from the heat, gas prices and things to do

Rain and cooler temperatures could be on their way this weekend. Gas prices steadily climb and check out things to do this weekend in Waterloo region.

Cooler temperatures and possible rain expected Saturday and Sunday

A man riding his bike in Victoria Park, downtown Kitchener. (Carmen Groleau/ CBC)

After a week-long heat warning from Environment Canada, residents in Waterloo region may finally get a break from the heat this weekend.

Environment Canada said a slightly cooler air mass may move into the area over the weekend.

Saturday's forecast calls for a 60 per cent chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorm. Day time high of 25 C, but it may feel more like 31 C with the humidex.

Then a mix on sun and cloud with a 40 per cent chance of showers on Sunday with a high of 26 C.

Fun things to do

You could hit up a pool or splash pad this weekend. The City of Kitchener is opening additional splash pads on Friday at Breithaupt Park and Chandler Mowat Community Centre.

If the rain holds, check out uptown Waterloo's dining district. Princess Street is now closed to allow restaurants to expand their patios. 

Or if you're in the mood for some music this weekend, you can tune in to an online guitar open mic concert hosted by Idea Exchange, Musical Lives Inc. and Open Mic Guild for Classical Guitarists.

You can find the details and more events by checking out Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend.

Gas prices

Gas prices in Kitchener-Waterloo continued to steadily climb this week.

On Friday, the average gas price in Kitchener-Waterloo $1.06 per litre. The lowest price was $1.00 at the Pioneer on Fischer-Hallman Rd. in Kitchener

Yearly trends and more fuel price information from here.


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