Edmonton weather: Lightning and thunder dazzle storm lovers in central Alberta overnight

Sunny early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 per cent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning and early this afternoon. High 25. Humidex 28.

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

I would like to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of last night’s storm. It was worth staying up a little late to watch as it rolled through. In my little pocket of the world, we were not hit by a direct blow but it was clear that other parts of the central Alberta were hit quite hard.

There were reports of ominous cloud formations in the Red Deer area and twoonie-sized hail in Sylvan Lake. My Twitter feed is filled with amazing home videos of the lightning that mesmerized me through the evening hours.

Today’s forecast is still looking unsettled. There is a 60 per cent chance of showers or thundershowers this morning and into the early afternoon. Today we are expecting a high of 25 degrees and with the humidity, it will feel more like 28 degrees.

apelech@postmedia.com

Today’s forecast

Today: Sunny early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 per cent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm this morning and early this afternoon. Wind becoming west 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High 25. Humidex 28. UV index 8 or very high.

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Tonight: A few clouds. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low 12.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Wind west 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 60 in the morning. High 21. UV index 7 or high.

Sunrise: 5:04 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 10:05 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: 21 °C

Average Low: 10 °C

Yesterday

Max: 28.2 °C

Min: 14.8 °C

Total Precipitation: 3.9 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 29.3°C in 2002

Lowest temperature: 5.0°C in 2015

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