Get out your fans because the first Montreal heatwave of the year is on its way. The forecast from The Weather Network shows temperatures above 30 C starting Tuesday with the humidex hitting a sweltering 39 on Wednesday. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement to alert residents of the Châteauguay–La Prairie area, Laval, the Longueuil–Varennes area, and Montreal Island.\n"A much warmer airmass is forecast to move into the area Tuesday with high temperatures expected to reach between 30 and 33 Celsius Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday," the federal agency writes.\n"Corresponding humidex values will range from 35 to 38. Overnight lows are forecast to be between 18 and 22 Celsius."\nTemperatures are thankfully projected to drop to a more tolerable 20 C by the end of the week, but Montrealers will have to power through a few days of heavy, humid heat.\nThe heatwave will arrive just as activity picks back up in the city.\nOn Monday, retail stores with their own entrances from the outside reopened in the Montreal metropolitan area, including the city and surrounding suburbs like Laval and Longueuil.\nOver the weekend of May 22, some parks and outdoor sports facilities also reopened, including dog parks, Île Notre-Dame in Parc Jean-Drapeau, pétanque courts, and golf courses.\nThe government appears to be acting quickly to allow some summertime staples before the heat sets in for good.\nJ’ai annoncé le retour de plusieurs de vos sports préférés. Cette bonne nouvelle est le fruit de plusieurs semaines de travail avec nos partenaires. Je veux rappeler à tous que la pratique sportive et de loisir doit se faire dans le respect des consignes. Je vous fais confiance ! pic.twitter.com/QW1H7kTOMG— Isabelle Charest (@IsabelleCharest) May 13, 2020\nThe City of Montreal has not made an announcement about the opening of local pools, but individual open water swimming has been allowed across the province since May 20.\nResidents who do plan on taking to the water to cool down should know that the government insists that they continue to practice social distancing, even at the beach.\nThough, the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) notes that "the risk of transmission through swimming water is considered low."\nView this post on Instagram I miss Montreal (2) La ville où la piscine de ton quartier est gratuite ! #piscinelaurier #piscine #swimmingpool #montreal #plateaumontroyal #parclaurier #instamontreal #igersmontreal #ilovemontreal #montréaljetaime #québec #canada #jevoyage_jepartage #latergram #50likesthankyou A post shared by La Belle Cordière (@la_belle_cordiere) on Sep 2, 2018 at 3:07pm PDT\nChemicals in pools, meanwhile, work to "neutralize" the virus.\nEnvironment Canada\nStay tuned for more news.