Throw on those shades, cast aside that heavy jacket, and pack a few bottles of sunscreen, Calgary, because it’s about to be a warm one.
We’re not just talking about breaking above freezing, or that you might be able to brave it outdoors with nothing more than a light jacket… we’re talking actual springtime weather over the next few days.
Friday through Monday will ramp things up with an unseasonably warm weekend featuring highs of 7°C, but once Wednesday hits it will feel like we basically skipped to the end of the season.
Environment Canada is forecasting a daytime temperature of 11°C and a low of only 4°C during the night on Tuesday. That’s warm enough to spend a day at the beach!
It looks like this must be one strong chinook heading our way to free us from winter’s grasp.
To put things into perspective here, the average high for March 13 (the upcoming Tuesday) is a measly 3°C, and the highest temperature on record is 18.9°C from way back in 1914. It’s a stretch, but there’s a chance we could see record breaking warmth before spring has even sprung.
While we’re hoping that this isn’t any sort of typo on the part of Environment Canada, the seven day forecast over at The Weather Network does look a little different.
Tuesday is only showing a high of 8°C and Wednesday a high of 7°C, according to their forecast. They would still be beautiful days to look forward to, but not quite the glimpse of summer that we’re hoping for.
Of course, Calgary is prone to wildly fluctuating temperatures depending on what part of the city you happen to be in, so there’s a chance that both forecasts are correct.
Either way, we’re looking forward to some warm and sunny days to come!