Edmonton weather: It's coming… temperatures set to rise in the coming days.

Clearing this morning. High 25. Humidex 26.

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

Today will be the last night that I will sleep for the foreseeable future. The heat wave is coming and it is going to be a doozy.

Excessive heat watches and red flag warnings have already been issued in the northwestern United States and as the days go on the temperatures will rise in many areas north of the border, according to a report by AccuWeather.

“Kamloops, Kelowna and Lillooet, British Columbia, all have a shot at reaching or slightly exceeding the all-time Canada high temperature mark,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

Parts of Alberta will also see temperatures soar in the coming days. Daytime highs in the thirties and overnight lows in the high teens to low twenties.

There are many ways to beat the heat. Drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity, stay out of direct sunlight, wear light-coloured clothing, and find ways to keep cool.

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I have a feeling pools, spray parks and backyard sprinklers will be very popular for the next few days.

Stay cool friends!

apelech@postmedia.com

Today’s forecast

Today: Clearing this morning. High 25. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight: Clear. Low 17.

Tomorrow: Sunny. High 28. Humidex 30. UV index 10 or very high.

Sunrise: 5:05 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 10:08 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: 22 °C

Average Low: 11 °C

Yesterday

Max: 22.3 °C

Min: 13.8 °C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 28.8°C in 2018

Lowest temperature: 4.9°C in 2003

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A deer grazes along the Lobstick River near Evansburg west of Edmonton, on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
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