July 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Updated: July 23, 2019 9:38 pm

Heat warning remains in effect for much of Alberta, including Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: Here's Mike Sobel's Tuesday, July 23, 2019 early morning weather forecast for Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area.

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Heat warnings remained in effect for much of Alberta Tuesday, and Environment Canada said daytime high temperatures are once again expected to be near 30 C.

The warning was first issued Saturday for several areas in northern Alberta, and later expanded to areas in the central and southern part of the province, including Edmonton. Most of Alberta east of the foothills is affected.

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The weather agency said the warning is due to a ridge of high pressure currently in place over the Prairie.

“With this, a very warm air mass will produce daytime high temperatures near 30 C on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures are not expected to cool off until mid-week,” Environment Canada said in the weekend.

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Environment Canada issues heat warnings when very high-temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

Watch below: (From July 23, 2019) Tuesday was a hot and sunny day in Edmonton, which is good news for golf courses in Alberta’s capital. Fletcher Kent takes a look at how they’ve been impacted by a wet summer.

For more information on dealing with hot temperatures, click here.

For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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