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Josh Classen's forecast: Colds spell lingers, but the end is in sight

wxblog Jan. 18 2024

The cold spell drags on for a few more days.

Today should feel a lot like Wednesday in the Edmonton area. Temperature steady around -20 C through most of the day with relatively light wind.

We'll have a 5-10 km/h breeze through the day, giving us a wind chill in the -24 to -27 range.

Clouds will break and we'll get some sun this afternoon.

Those clear skies will lead to some cold temperatures overnight and early Friday.

Light wind, but temperatures in the -25 C to -30 C range Friday morning.

Wind picks up to around 15 km/h Friday afternoon, so a high of -18 C will feel more like -27.

Bottom line: It's still cold today and Friday.

It gets a BIT milder this weekend with mornings around -18/-19 C and highs in the -13 to -16 C range.

So, if this past Monday felt a lot warmer to you, this weekend should feel decent.

We REALLY turn a corner early next week as milder air settles in.

Daytime highs in the -10 to -14 C range for Monday and right around -10 C Tuesday.

The warming trend continues through the week with highs right around 0 C by Friday/Saturday.

Precipitation outlook: A few flurries are possible early Saturday, but nothing too significant.

Sunday evening into early Monday morning could see 1 to 4 cm of snow in the Edmonton area.


Here's the forecast for Edmonton and area:

Today - Cloudy this morning. Clearing this afternoon.

Wind: NW 5-10 km/h.

Temperature steady near -20 (wind chill in the -24 to -27 range)


Tonight - Mainly clear. Wind: S 5 km/h

9pm: -24 (wind chill near -30 this evening & overnight)


Friday - Mix of sun & cloud. Light wind in the morning, becoming SE 15 in the afternoon.

Morning Low: -28 (wind chill near -32)

Afternoon High: -18 (wind chill near -27)


Saturday - Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of morning flurries.

Morning Low: -19

Afternoon High: -15


Sunday - Cloudy. 40% chance of light snow in the evening/overnight.

Morning Low: -18

Afternoon High: -15


Monday - Mostly cloudy.

Morning Low: -17

Afternoon High: -13


Tuesday - Mostly cloudy

Morning Low: -16

Afternoon High: -10 Top Stories

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