Edmonton weather: Heat and wind could lead to rain and thunderstorm

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A look at Sunday’s weather by Environment Canada.

It’s 19 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station as of 8 a.m. with 17 km/h winds out of the south southwest.

Sunday’s weather isn’t messing around, as its already reached 19 C, and after some calmer days this week, that wind has picked up again, reaching 17 km/h this morning.

Today’s high is expected to be 26 C, with a mix of sun and cloud, but the UV index will reach 6, which is considered high.

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There is a decent chance this rise in temperature the last few days may result in a 60 per cent chance of some rain with a risk of a thunderstorm later this afternoon with winds reaching as high as 40 km/h tonight.

So, it looks like Sunday’s weather may bring us a mix of everything. Sunshine, clouds, winds, possible rain and maybe a thunderstorm.

week long weather forecast

Sunday’s forecast

Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 per cent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. High 26 C. UV index 6 or high.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. 60 per cent chance of showers this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing before morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h near midnight. Low 13 C.

Monday: Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. High 21 C. UV index 5 or moderate.

Sunrise: 5:05 a.m.

Sunset: 10:07 p.m.

Normals:

Max: 22 C

Min: 11 C

On this day (1996-2023):

Highest temperature: 31.8 C in 2002

Lowest temperature:  5.7 C in 1997

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Saturday’s temperature

High: 25.5 C

Low: 10 C

Precipitation: 0.0 mm

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