Another Stormy Morning - July 12, 2012
Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:25AM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:31AM MDT
For the second straight morning, the Edmonton area was hit with an EARLY morning thunderstorm.
This one turned severe, producing localized flooding & "snowbanks" of hail in parts of the city.
I'm attaching the 24hr radar accumulation map. You can see that the storm drove due E on Hwy 16 & then turned SE after exitting the city.
Most of Edmonton had 15-30mm of rain, but some of the harder-hit spots look to have received over 100mm (in 1-2hrs) !
Those storms have weakened, but continue to slide through E-Ctl Alta this morning.
All that moisture is going to help bump the dewpoint back into the mid-teens today.
So, partly cloudy skies, a high near 30 & it'll be FEELING in the mid-30s.
Watch for the development of thunderstorms in parts of E-Ctl Alta this afternoon & through the foothills.
E-Ctl Alta, in particular, has the potential for the development of supercell thunderstorms later today & tornadoes are possible.
Conditions aren't "prime" for tornadoes, but the risk exists later today.
We'll need to monitor that part of the province closely this afternoon.
The main threat zone for thunderstorms IS ese of Edmonton, but that doesn't mean the city's in the clear.
There's a chance of seeing a thunderstorm blow up in the area this afternoon & again overnight tonight/early Fri morning.
For now...forecast looks like this:
Today - Partly cloudy. Risk of an afternoon thunderstorm. Dewpoint in the mid-teens.
High: near 30, feeling near 35
Tonight - risk of a thunderstorm overnight.
Fri - Sunny w/ a few clouds.
Sat - Increasing afternoon cloud. Risk of an evening thunderstorm.
Sun - Mostly cloudy, 40% chance of showers.
Mon - Mix of sun & cloud, 30% chance of showers.
Tue - Partly cloudy
As you can see...we'll get a break from the heat wave early next week.
HOWEVER, there is still a fairly strong indication that temperatures will return to the 30deg range for Thu/Fri/Sat of next week.