Spring has been hard, but this week's sunny skies aren't some cruel joke: nice weather is actually back for good. Quebec's first heatwave of the year is on its way with the humidex as high as 35 next week. According to MétéoMédia, a mass of warm air coming from the southern United States will arrive over Quebec as early as Monday, May 25, with temperatures above 25 degrees.\nLow-pressure systems will also bring with them a lot of humidity. So much so that the high humidex level could persist until May 30.\nThe overwhelming heat will affect much of Quebec, with the most marked humidity in the west, south, and centre of the province.\nMeteorologists warn that the nights will also be uncomfortable, as the heat will remain even after sunset.\nNext week's temperatures could break records, especially in Montreal.\nWith an average maximum of over 26 C, the last week of May could be among the 10 warmest on record in the city since 1848.\nHigh humidity means instability in the air and even if the sun is shining, thunderstorms could also occur.\nFrom Tuesday, May 26 to Saturday, May 30, there will be storm risks, although it is not yet known whether they will bring rain.\nMétéoMédia\nAt the beginning of June, temperatures should return to seasonal normals — around 20 degrees.\nIf you're one of the lucky ones with air conditioning or even a pool, it's time to make sure everything is ready!\nNext week will also mark the beginning of more normal activities in the city.\nSome outdoor group gatherings are allowed as of March 22 across Quebec.\nThe city is also reopening some park spaces and sports facilities just in time for the hot weather.\nMétéoMédia\nOn Monday, May 25, retail stores with their own entrances from the outside will finally open their doors to the Montreal public.\nResidents are encouraged to continue to follow public health guidelines in all cases.\nÀ compter de vendredi, les rassemblements extérieurs d’un maximum de 10 personnes seront désormais permis sous certaines conditions. Les Québécois pourront aussi bientôt recevoir des soins de santé privés et des soins corporels & esthétiques. Les détails 👇 pic.twitter.com/l9QwihhRJs— François Legault (@francoislegault) May 20, 2020\nThe week of return to a (somewhat) new normal will be a scorcher!\nStay tuned for more news.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.