Edmonton weather: Warm temperatures today with rain/snow tonight

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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Monday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured -6.7 C with 3 km/h winds out of the south, southwest with a wind chill of -8.

Ah yes, March. My arch-nemesis.

I’ve been very critical of March in the past and justifiably so. And while I’m not entirely ready to trust this darn month we’re certainly off to an interesting start. Forecasters are calling for nothing but mainly sunny skies and temperatures in the 5-8 C all week—that’s pretty incredible.

But before we get too excited I have to point out the potential nightmare on the horizon that comes in the form of rain overnight tonight. Forecasters are calling for a chance of rain showers starting around 7 p.m. tonight as temperatures hover around the 0-2 C mark. Winds are expected to pick up, gusting to 20-40 km/h, and temperatures will eventually dip below freezing around 1 a.m. By then the snow/rain/nightmare should be all over and we’ll wake up to cloudy skies tomorrow and a potential skating rink on the sidewalks and streets. Find out tomorrow on another episode of Edmonton Meets March: a never-ending saga.

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Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 7 C. Wind chill -9 this morning. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy. 60 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries this evening then 30 per cent chance of flurries late this evening and after midnight. Clearing before morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 then light late this evening. Low -5 C. Wind chill -7 overnight.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny in the afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 5 C. Wind chill -9 in the morning. UV index 2 or low. Clear overnight. Low -6 C.

Sunrise: 7:21 a.m.

Sunset: 6:11 p.m.

Normals

Average High: -1 C

Average Low: -10 C

Yesterday

Max: -4.4 C

Min: -8.5 C

Total Precipitation: 2.5 mm

On This Day (1996-2020)

Highest temperature: 8.6 C (2008)

Lowest temperature: -30.3 C (2011)

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Daniel Cournoyer hangs paintings as he helps set up for the Flying Canoe Volant festival at La Cité Francophone, in Edmonton Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. The festival runs March 1 to 6.Daniel Cournoyer hangs paintings as he helps set up for the Flying Canoe Volant festival at La Cité Francophone, in Edmonton Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. The festival runs March 1 to 6. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia Daniel Cournoyer hangs paintings as he helps set up for the Flying Canoe Volant festival at La Cité Francophone, in Edmonton Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. The festival runs March 1 to 6.Daniel Cournoyer hangs paintings as he helps set up for the Flying Canoe Volant festival at La Cité Francophone, in Edmonton Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. The festival runs March 1 to 6. Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia A full ringed sundog forms over a field as the sun starts to set in south Edmonton, February 26, 2021.A full ringed sundog forms over a field as the sun starts to set in south Edmonton, February 26, 2021. Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia

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