What Calgary's weather is expected to look like on the first day of summer

Jun 18 2020, 2:48 pm

When you think “summer” you probably think about days spent by the river, warm nights, and all the Stampede churros you can eat.

Let’s just say that the first official day of the new season isn’t going to quite live up to those expectations.

Saturday, June 20 — also known as the Summer Solstice for those of us up here in the northern hemisphere — will actually see some sunshine for Calgarians and a high of 23°C that feels closer to 24°C, according to The Weather Network.

Not so bad, right?

Well, once those nine hours of sunshine are gone, the city has the risk of being struck by another thunderstorm to follow the one that we saw last weekend.

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Calgary weather (The Weather Network)

You know, the one with golf ball-sized hail and floods that nearly drowned cars up in north Calgary. That one.

With only a 60% chance of rainfall and an estimated 2 to 4 mm of precipitation over 24 hours, we’re hoping that this Saturday won’t be quite as devastating as its predecessor.

We’re also hoping that this summer eventually lives up to expectations, even if Stampede churros will have to wait until 2021…