Calgary at risk of thunderstorms for nearly all of next week

Jul 5 2019, 12:19 am

It’s summertime in Calgary, which means hanging with friends, enjoying the Calgary Stampede, and, apparently, living under the nonstop threat of thunderstorms.

The next seven days in Calgary look like something straight out of a sailor’s worst nightmare, as the risk of thunder and lightning will be a near constant for YYC.

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Optimistic Calgarians can cling to the “risk” portion of The Weather Network forecast because that does mean that there’s a chance that we’ll instead be getting clear skies to kick off the first full week of the Stampede… but we won’t be getting our hopes too high.

The potential storms first arrive on Saturday with a risk of strong thunderstorms, a 60% chance of precipitation, and an estimated 2 to 4 mm of rain coming down over 24 hours.

Winds will reach upwards of 21 km/h, though we’ll still be seeing three hours of sunshine… if the forecast is to be believed.


Calgary weather this week (The Weather Network)

The rest of the week doesn’t get quite as dangerous as Saturday, with Sunday following up with six hours of sunshine, a 40% chance of rain, and only around 1 mm falling.

Monday marks the only day of the week where we’re not at risk of being struck by lightning or deafened by thunder (fingers crossed), with only a 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week are all relatively the same forecast, with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 22°C, a 40% chance of rain, winds ranging from 15 to 20 km/h, and around 1 mm of rainfall coming down each day.

Though, we all know that the weather around these parts to be a fickle beast, so there’s no real knowing what the weather will do until it actually does it.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for clear skies, just in case.

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