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COLD & WINDY - JAN 10
Josh Classen, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:38AM MST
It's cold in Edmonton this morning. And this isn't even the coldest part of the week yet!
Extreme cold warnings are in effect for northern Alberta this morning.
High Level and Fort Chipewyan areas have temperatures in the -30s and wind chill in the -40s.
It's possible that parts of NE Alberta get similar conditions early Wednesday.
Now...Edmonton and area will get COLD. But, not quite "extreme cold warning" levels of frigidity.
Wind will be a big factor in today's conditions. NW Alberta has gusts to 60km/h this morning.
The wind should ease up a bit later this afternoon in the Peace Country as parts of Central and North-Central Alberta get tose gusts.
Wind in the Capital Region should start to pick up late this morning & will be 20-40km/h with gusts in the 50-60 km/h range through much of the afternoon.
Wind chill will make it FEEL more like -35 around lunchtime today & near -30 this afternoon.
Wednesday looks like more of the same. Another low pressure system slides NW to SE across northern Alberta with gusty wind behind it.
In the Edmonton area, the wind will likely ease a bit overnight & early Wednesday morning.
Temperature drops to the mid -20s and then climbs quickly to an early-afternoon high near -10.
Then...the wind swings around to the NW... Temperatures start to fall & we get gusts to around 50km/h again.
So... cold & windy today. This will be the coldest day of the week in Edmonton.
Temperatures climb Wednesday, but the wind chill erases most of that warming & keeps us cold for another day.
By Friday, we're back into single digits & FEELING like single digits.
THEN...by the weekend...HIGHS NEAR ZERO!
Here's the Edmonton forecast:
Today - Mostly cloudy this morning. Mix of sun & cloud this afternoon.
Wind: SW 10 this morning...NW 20-40 with gusts to 50km/h midday & early afternoon.
Wind chill near -35 midday & -30 in the afternoon.
Tonight - Partly cloudy.
Wednesday - Mix of sun & cloud. 30% chance of a few light flurries.
Wind becoming NW 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon.
Morning Low: -27
Afternoon High: -8 early in the afternoon. Temperature starting to fall by mid-afternoon.
Thursday - Mainly sunny.
Morning Low: -25
Friday - Mainly sunny.
Morning Low: -17
Afternoon High: -8
Saturday - Partly cloudy.
Morning Low: -12
Afternoon High: -1
Sunday - Partly cloudy.
Morning Low: -5
Afternoon High: 2