The smoke has finally reached Calgary.
While the West Coast of USA has been burning for a few weeks now, and BC has been shrouded in smoke for the better part of September, Calgary had been spared the smoky skies… right up until this last weekend of summer.
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The Weather Network’s weekend forecast is simply calling for “smoke” for both Friday and Saturday, though there is a chance that blue skies could return by Saturday night.
But before we get there, we’ll be seeing smoke on Friday evening, Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon, if The Weather Network’s predictions are correct, with a high of 22°C on Saturday.
That night is forecast for cloudy skies with clear breaks, which will be a welcome relief after nearly two days under smoky skies.
The clouds will continue through the night and into Sunday morning, though by Sunday afternoon Calgarians can expect to see mainly sunny skies with a high of 19°C.
Sunday evening will bring some clouds back, though overnight will be clear at a crisp, cool high of 7°C.
Environment Canada is predicting that Calgary’s Air Quality Health Index will get as bad as a five (our of 10+) on Saturday, ramping up from a three on Friday and a four on Friday night.
Both a four and a five on the index mark a medium risk for residents.
There were no Environment Canada air quality statements for Alberta as of Friday morning.