Another hot one Saturday, then a drop, then warming up again in the City

Watch for a climb to hotter temperatures next week

It looks like there’s some relief in weather coming to Red Deer for now.

Currently, Red Deer has been sitting in the mid 20 C range which should be fairly similar for Saturday before residents see a bit of what Environment Canada Meteorologist Jesse Wagar is calling a reprieve for Sunday and Monday, and possibly into Tuesday, with temperatures around that 20-degree mark.

But another warm spell is coming.

“So it’ll be low twenties before rebounding again in the middle of next week into the mid to upper twenties,” said Wagar, adding that the hotter temperatures could last into next weekend.

Wagar said it won’t, however, be as hot as Red Deerians experienced a few weeks ago, but they will feel that difference in warmer heat from the current temperatures.

“In the mid-twenties, that’s about normal for Red Deer around this time,” she said.

With some severe thunderstorm watches in Red Deer, Wagar said they should be staying off to the west of the City towards the region of Hinton, and into Nordegg.

She said the storms may even push further north to the area of Peace River.

“The way thunderstorms develop, it is really difficult to tell too far into advance, but current indications are maybe Wednesday or Thursday next week when we might see a storm (in Red Deer),” she said, adding that it’s difficult to say with any certainty at this point.

She said with hot weather, it can start building up some energy in the atmosphere, and there needs to be a trigger to be able to kickstart those storms.

And with all the ‘thunder’ rage on social media, Wagar said the number of storms in Red Deer really isn’t out of normal ranges.

“As far as I can tell we’re pretty on track to having a fairly standard season, if not, maybe a little bit above normal, but I think with the proliferation of social media and people posting their storm pictures and their experiences with severe weather on social media, it makes it seem like we’re experiencing more.”

Just Posted

City rejects $50,000 rent supplement for Asooahum Crossing

Council will advocate provincial, federal governments for sustainable funding

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series launches Feb. 22nd in the Nickle Studios

Three one-acts already sold out, full-length June production is in the works

Innisfail RCMP arrest male found in a locked business

Estimated damages well above $5,000

Red Deer RCMP make arrest in January bank robbery

Man wielded rifle evening of Jan. 25th

WATCH: New Habitat for Humanity builds in Red Deer launched

Organization has 130 families on the waiting list for new homes

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet, condemns extremism

“We will always stand against violent extremism, but we understand that diversity of views is one of the great strengths of Canada.”

Canada wins gold in men’s ski cross

Leman earns redemption with ski cross gold; Homan out early

Trump says more must be done to protect children

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump indicated he wants to strengthen the background check system, but offered no specifics.

Evangelist Billy Graham has died at 99

Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

Canadians capture bronze in women’s bobsled event

Canadians Humphries, George take bronze in women’s bobsled event at Olympics

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Most Read