Coolest Day of August - August 14, 2012
Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:37AM MDT
Right on cue, a few showers rolled through overnight & we're continuing to see some occasional showers around the Capital Rgn this morning.
It's not shaping up to a be soaker of a day, but those scattered showers will likely amount to between 5 & 10mm.
Heavier amounts are expected through the foothills, with some spots receiving 30-40mm of rain today.
The main area of precipitation should be sitting south of Edmonton by this afternoon. So, the showers will taper off later today and we may even see some sunny breaks.
However, temperatures won't get back to the 19 we hit early this morning.
We'll be sitting in the mid teens for most of today with a north wind near 20km/h.
Overnight tonight, skies clear. That's going to allow temperatures to nosedive.
We'll wake up to single-digit temperatures in Edmonton Wednesday morning. (That hasn't happened in the city since June 26)
The high pressure system that'll evacuate the airways tonight will stick around for a few days though.
So, initially it's going to bring us some cooler temperatures, but with sunny skies for Wed/Thu/Fri...afternoon temperatures will be quite nice.
In fact, we'll see a decent warming trend develop. By Fri/Sat/Sun...daytime highs will be in the upper 20s.
Forecast looks like this:
Today - Mostly cloudy w/ periods of rain. Showers tapering off later this afternoon.
@ 5pm: near 15
Tonight - Clearing overnight.
Low: 8 in the city // 4 in outlying areas
Wed - Mainly sunny.
Thu - Mainly sunny.
Fri - Mainly sunny.
Sat/Sun - Partly cloudy.
Highs near 28