Edmonton weather: Freezing rain warning in effect

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

Friday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measure -5.9 C with 10 km/h winds out of the south contributing to a -10 windchill.

A freezing rain warning is in effect for the City of Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Drayton Valley, Devon, Grande Prairie, Leduc, Camrose, Spruce Grove, Morinville, and Edson.

A band of freezing rain is developing early this morning in the Grande Prairie and Whitecourt regions and will track southeastward towards Edmonton and surrounding areas,” reads the warning from Environment Canada. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.”

The freezing rain is expected to end this afternoon.

Weather forecast

Today: Cloudy. Freezing rain beginning this morning then changing to snow this afternoon. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 2 C. Wind chill -16 in the morning.

Tonight: Periods of snow ending after midnight then cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light before morning. Low -7 C. Wind chill -7 in the evening and -13 overnight.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 per cent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing late in the afternoon. Wind up to 15 km/h. High -2 C. Wind chill -13 in the morning and -6 in the afternoon. UV index 1 or low.

Sunrise: 7:48 a.m

Sunset: 4:47 p.m.

On This Day (1996-2017)

Highest temperature: 14.8 C (2016)

Lowest temperature: -16.4 C (2017)

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