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Josh Classen's forecast: Cool spell lasts until the weekend

An aerial image of west Edmonton taken over Stony Plain Road and 142 Street on April 18, 2024. (Cam Wiebe / CTV News Edmonton) An aerial image of west Edmonton taken over Stony Plain Road and 142 Street on April 18, 2024. (Cam Wiebe / CTV News Edmonton)
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Cool air has settled in over the province and it'll be here for a few more days.

Most of central and northern Alberta woke up to temperatures in the -5 C to -10 C range this morning and we'll get two more mornings with similar temperatures.

Frost certainly isn't unusual in mid-April. But...the average low for Edmonton at this time of year is around 0 C, so we're well below average.

You can say the same thing about the afternoon temperatures. It's not "rare" to get a mid-April cool spell, but we're a long ways off the average high of 11 C.

Temperatures will top out around 2 or 3 C this afternoon and around 5 C Friday afternoon.

Afternoon temperatures wil be back in the 10-15 C range Saturday/Sunday.

Sunny and relatively calm conditions in the Edmonton area this morning will give way to some clouds and wind for this afternoon.

I don't think we'll be completely overcast OR as gusty as the past few days, but we'll some increasing cloudcover and gusts near 30km/h.

Back to sunny skies Friday with light wind.

Long-range outlook: Warm air settles in for next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper teens and morning lows above 0 C.

We're in a fairly dry pattern as well with no significant moisture in the next five to seven days.

 

Here's the forecast for Edmonton and area:

Today - Mainly sunny & light wind this morning. Increasing cloud this afternoon with gusts near 30km/h.

High: 2

 

Tonight - Mostly cloudy.

9pm: -1

 

Friday - Mainly sunny. Light wind.

Morning Low: -7

Afternoon High: 5

 

Saturday - Mainly sunny.

Morning Low: -6

Afternoon High: 11

 

Sunday - Mix of sun & cloud.

Morning Low: -3

Afternoon High: 14

 

Monday - Mix of sun & cloud.

Morning Low: -1

Afternoon High: 15

 

Tuesday - Partly cloudy.

Morning Low: 2

Afternoon High: 16  

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