Edmonton weather: Enjoy it while it lasts, dramatic change in the coming days

A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. Wind becoming west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 23.

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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

What a weekend! It was amazing! Lots of folks out and enjoying the beautiful weather. Hard to complain about what’s in store for today as well.

A mix of sun and cloud and a high of 23. Though late this afternoon there is a chance of thunderstorms rolling into the area. That is where things start to turn around. It looks like we’ll have some showers on Tuesday and even a risk of snow on Wednesday. Seriously? I guess it’s Alberta after all.

It looks like the temperature improves as we head into the later part of the week. Hopefully, it won’t be a snowy May long weekend and we can get out and enjoy a little extra downtime with our families.

apelech@postmedia.ca

Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this morning. Wind becoming west 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.

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Tonight: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 10.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. Showers beginning in the morning. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Amount 5 mm. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 13. UV index 2 or low.

Sunrise: 5:30 MDT

Sunset: 21:31 MDT

Normals

Average High: 18 C

Average Low: 6 C

Yesterday

Max: 24.1 °C

Min: 13.4 °C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 30.1°C in 2006

Lowest temperature: -1.0°C in 2015

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People take advantage of the hot weather at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, May 16, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia
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City crews have painted an inclusive crosswalk, with a new design incorporating with a chevron of black, brown, light blue, pink and white, representing queer people of colour and transgender individuals, which is seen at 109 Street and 104 Avenue in Edmonton, on Friday, May 14, 2021. Other inclusive crosswalks are coming to 104 Street and 84 Avenue, 106 Street and 82 Avenue and 108 Street and 82 Avenue. Photo by Ian Kucerak Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
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People take advantage of the hot weather on a trail in Mackinnon Ravine Park in Edmonton, May 16, 2021. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia

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