Edmonton weather: Windy, gusty & breezy, a bad hair day is in the forecast

Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early this morning then diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 23.

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Leave it to me to book a hair appointment on a windy day. (Insert eye roll) Why? Usually, you walk out of the hair salon feeling like a million bucks. They take the time to wash, dry and style your tresses to perfection. Then, as you walk out the door you get slammed with a 60 km/h wind gust and those flawless locks are quickly thrown into disarray. It’s depressing.

The wind settles down as the evening goes on and tomorrow promises to be a beautiful day, light breeze, mainly sunny skies and 24 degrees.

It’s going to get hot this weekend! Lots of sunshine and temperatures above 30 degrees. Hopefully, we can find some ways to cool off and enjoy the dog days of summer.

Cross your fingers that I can pull off a sort of awkward windswept look.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Clearing this morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 increasing to 40 gusting to 60 early this morning then diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 23. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight: Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 11.

Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h near noon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high.

Sunrise: 6:07 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 9:11 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: 23 °C
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Average Low: 12 °C

Yesterday

Max: 23.0 °C

Min: 15.0 °C

Total Precipitation: 0.0 mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 31.0°C in 2015

Lowest temperature: 5.4°C in 2007

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