Weather whiplash: Calgary to see above-zero temperatures by end of week

Jan 3 2022, 9:26 pm

After a brief reprieve from chilly temperatures over the weekend, the weather in Calgary looks like it’s back to being cold and snowy again — until the very end of this week.

Western Canada saw plenty of ridiculously cold weather over the holidays, with temperature records broken in both Alberta and BC. Calgary warmed up beginning on New Year’s Day, reaching 0ÂșC, while January 2 saw a high of just over 1ÂșC.

It was nice while it lasted, but the snow and cold have returned with the beginning of the week, and at the time of writing it’s -21ÂșC with light snow in Calgary.

According to Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to drop down to -25ÂșC overnight on Monday with periods of snow, before Tuesday dawns just as cold and snowy.

Tuesday is predicted to reach a high of -26ÂșC with a 30% chance of snow, while Wednesday’s high is forecast to be one whole degree warmer at -25ÂșC, and another 30% chance of snow.

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Environment Canada

Wednesday night could reach a high of -30ÂșC, while the city will see some sunshine on Thursday, when a high of -21ÂșC and a mix of sun and cloud is expected.

Calgary’s temperature highs move up to the negative-teens later in the week, with -17ÂșC forecast for Friday and -14ÂșC on Saturday and a mix of sun and cloud on both days.

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Environment Canada

Sunday will finally offer sweet relief from the freezing temperatures, and a high of 4ÂșC is predicted. At this point, that’s practically T-shirt weather!

Warmer times are ahead, friends — just a few more days of this extra-wintery weather, and then Calgary will get a break (even if it’s just for a day).

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