Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More showers today

Despite Environment Canada's forecast for dry weather today, I believe the day will evolve the same way the previous two have. I expect the sunshine and warm temperatures for most of the day to generate showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region by late afternoon. These storms will be enhanced by a weak cold front later this evening with the risk of gusty winds in several of the storms, especially near the US border and into northern New York. Thursday will be cloudy with showers most of the day before clearing skies for a beautiful Friday and Saturday.
I am hoping to take my new lawnmower out for a test drive Saturday. It looks like an ideal day for any outdoor chores or activities. Temperatures will be slightly cooler but still above normal for April. Sunday looks showery at this time.

Record Highs
It's Alberta's turn for record high temperatures this week. Strong high pressure is pushing daytime highs into the mid-twenties as far north as the Yukon & NWT. At least a dozen record high temperatures were set yesterday including 26C at Grand Prairie and 24C at Edmonton. In the NWT, it was 20C in Yellowknife, 25C in Hay River and 12C for a record high all the way north in Inuvik.

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