Thursday’s forecast for Calgary has undergone some shifts over the last few days — originally we planned on staying high and dry and then a chance of thundershowers advanced on us.
Now, it’s downgraded to a chance for weak showers this evening, as the marginal mid-level instability that governed storm potential earlier in the week has moved north. The front half of the forecast involves a good deal of sunshine, which has been the primary thread running through the week.
With the large storm barrelling toward the eastern prairies, Calgary has opened a chance for thundershowers Friday evening, as instability will emerge in the storm’s wake. The chance of a storm is minimal; the chance of showers is far better.
Special weather statements (in grey) for this storm call for 20-40 millimetres of rain and in the warning zones, 30-50 mm is expected.
Portions of B.C. are also facing weather statements, as a helping of snow is expected in higher elevations there. Something to consider if you have travel plans.
Beyond, the forecast for Calgary cycles into a warming pattern. Friday offers a slight dip, but the weekend is more than prepared to make up for it. We’ll fall under a ridge of high pressure Sunday, with the outlook still peeking at showers in the midweek forecast ahead of the May long weekend.
Your five-day forecast:
- Building cloud, spotty chance of evening showers
- Daytime high: 17 C
- Evening: some cloud, low 1 C
- Mainly cloudy, chance of showers, small thundershower risk
- Daytime high: 14 C
- Evening: some cloud, low 4 C
- Partly cloudy
- Daytime high: 16 C
- Evening: mainly clear, low 4 C
- Mainly sunny
- Daytime high: 21 C
- Evening: some cloud, low 7 C
- Partly cloudy
- Daytime high: 20 C
- Evening: some cloud, low 8 C
Today’s pic is from Niel, who sent it in sideways with the comment “Glenmore Reservoir – upside right or upside down?” Cheeky, sir.
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