Edmonton weather: Blue sky and warm temperatures just in time for some fun summer events

A mix of sun and cloud. Hazy early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 23.

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Can you believe it? After nearly a full week of smoky, overcast skies we are seeing blue skies and sunshine! Now don’t come at me because I realize that we desperately needed the rain and I feel for the folks in B.C. being devastated by fires but the sunshine is amazing!

It looks like it will stick around for a couple days which is a great excuse to get out and enjoy some of the fun events that are going on around the city.

The Summer Fun Midway kicks off today at 1 p.m. and runs until Aug. 1 at the Edmonton Expo grounds. Packed with great rides, food, games and entertainment it should be a great way to spend a beautiful summer day.

Taste of Edmonton kicked off yesterday and runs until Aug. 1 at Sir Winston Churchill Square. There are over 50 locally owned restaurants and food trucks to visit and some great entertainment to enjoy while you chow down on whatever cuisine makes your mouth water.

Postmedia photographer David Bloom was at the kick off event yesterday to capture all the fun!

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Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Hazy early this morning. Wind becoming west 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight: Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind becoming west 20 km/h near noon. High 24. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high.

Sunrise: 5:36 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 9:46 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: 23 °C

Average Low: 12 °C

Yesterday

Max: 16.6 °C

Min: 10.5 °C

Total Precipitation: 2.4 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 33.4°C in 2006

Lowest temperature: 7.6°C in 2011

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A hot dog cools off in a puddle of water in downtown Edmonton. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
A hot dog cools off in a puddle of water in downtown Edmonton. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA) Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia
Pedestrians make their way past an underwater scene in an empty storefront in the Southpark on Whyte building,10615 82 Ave., in Edmonton Thursday July 22, 2021. The art installation is a collaboration between Southpark On Whyte, Vignettes, and ECKZ studioz. Photo by David Bloom
Pedestrians make their way past an underwater scene in an empty storefront in the Southpark on Whyte building,10615 82 Ave., in Edmonton Thursday July 22, 2021. The art installation is a collaboration between Southpark On Whyte, Vignettes, and ECKZ studioz. Photo by David Bloom Photo by David Bloom /Postmedia
A commuter waits for a bus in the rain on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton on Thursday July 22, 2021. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
A commuter waits for a bus in the rain on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton on Thursday July 22, 2021. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA) Photo by Larry Wong /Postmedia

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