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Ottawa in midst of "thunderstormiest" year

Lightning flashes in storm clouds over the village of Dunlap, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. A spring-like storm churning across the Midwest poses a risk of more bad weather for millions of people. (Ron Johnson/Journal Star via AP)

OTTAWA – Environment Canada predicts more rain and potential thunderstorms Saturday, while YOW Weather Records says the region has already tied a thunderstorm record.

The Capital region has seen 23 thunderstorms so far in 2017, which ties a 1993 record.

The second worst year for storms was back in 2005, with 22.

Relief could be on the way according to Environment Canada Senior Climatologist David Phillips.

He is predicting more summer-like weather by mid-August.

Starting Sunday, temperatures are expected reach the high 20’s with no rain in sight for multiple days.

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