We’re on our way to a small string of warm, stable weather, but to get there, we have to have ourselves a 'growing pains' day. That’s what’s in store for today.

High pressure aloft is setting up to slide in, but for today, we’re in that ridge’s exit region. That means that our upper airmass is out of the northwest, tossing a blast of northern wind at us, which will result in substantial gust periods in the 50 km/h range for Calgary. This could also help push a wave of moisture north of us on in, which would bring rain, but wouldn’t bring much in the way of accumulation.

Once we’re beyond the wind, we stay past it into the weekend, which cools off in a new wave of low pressure activity Sunday.

Here’s the five-day forecast:


  • Mainly sunny, windy, afternoon scattered showers are possible, then clearing
  • Daytime high: 18C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 7C


  • Some cloud
  • Daytime high: 22C
  • Evening: clear, low 9C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 24C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 8C


  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: 21C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 7C


  • Morning showers
  • Daytime high: 12C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 6C

Michelle caught this shot at the Bowden Sunmaze, which may be a great option Saturday for the family!

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