Edmonton weather: Two days of thunder, rain, and high winds

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A look at Thursdays Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

It’s 9 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station with 9 km/h winds out of the east.

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It’s a good thing the Oilers are in Vancouver for Game 5, because we should probably all stay inside for the next couple days if we can help it.

The next two days are expected to be wet and windy, getting up to 10 mm of rainfall Thursday as well as winds climbing to 40 km/h and the risk of a thunderstorm early in the afternoon, with a high of 14 C. Those winds will persist overnight before climbing up to 50 km/h by Friday morning, with a 30 per cent chance of more showers and a high of 9 C. We’ll get a short reprieve on Saturday with a sunny 15 C high before more showers on Sunday.

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Stay dry out there, friends!

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Thursday’s forecast

Thursday: Cloudy. A few showers beginning early this morning and ending this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this morning and early this afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h near noon. High 14 C. UV index 2 or low.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 6 C.

Friday: Cloudy. 30 per cent chance of showers late in the morning and in the afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. High 9 C. UV index 2 or low.

Sunrise: 5:30 a.m.

Sunset: 9:31 p.m.

Normals:

Max: 18 C

Min: 6 C

On this day (1996-2023):

Highest temperature: 28.0 in 2006

Lowest temperature: 1.3 in 1999

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Wednesday’s temperature

High: 16.2 C

Low: 9.4 C

Precipitation: 0.4 mm

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