Very warm weather in Calgary by Wednesday, but with a chance of showers

Overnight flurries lingered near the expected values, with heavier totals further west.

The cold front late Monday stalled our high in a big way, and snowfall occurred even in the midafternoon over portions of the city. 

But that’s in the rear view. We can push back for an above-seasonal high tomorrow, and a well-above seasonal by Wednesday; then, we will continue to ride this wave, with ebbs and flows generating off-and-on overnight flurries for another couple of evenings.

The other side effect of these flurry pockets: negative overnight temperatures will continue, and will do their part to cut our high temperatures down for the days that follow.

Today’s outlook will maintain a very different approach; we’re faced with a developing high pressure system. That will hamper cloud growth and create stretches of flat-out sunshine. Our high temperature for the day will appreciate this!

Tomorrow we’ll add westerlies to the mix and increase our temperature even more, though a northerly tilt follows and does a number on that warmth, bringing us back to seasonal in a big hurry for Thursday. Overnight showers are possible, though flurry potential has become limited in that band.

YOUR FIVE-DAY CALGARY FORECAST

Today

  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 9 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -3 C

Wednesday

  • Building cloud, p.m. shower risk
  • Daytime high: 16 C
  • Evening: overnight showers, low 0 C

Thursday

  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 7 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -3 C

Friday

  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 8 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low 0 C

Saturday

  • Mainly cloudy, chance of showers
  • Daytime high: 7 C
  • Evening: some cloud, low -3 C

Diane sent us this one last week of the chinook arch, as seen from the Nakiska ski area – the clouds have a neat lenticular-like stack to them, too! Lovely.

Chinook arch near Nakiska.(photo courtesy viewer Diane)

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