The calendar flipping over to December is usually a tell-tale sign that winter is well on its way.
The first day of the frigid season doesn’t actually come into full force until December 21, if we’re getting technical here, but the many snowfalls that Calgary has seen over the past few months makes it pretty clear that “wintery weather” is beholden to no particular season.
Still, the day-by-day forecast in YYC is known to be a fickle beast (no thanks to chinooks) and this week is no exception.
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Coming off of last weekend’s sizable snowfall, Calgary will actually be seeing sunny skies and highs inching ever close to double digits throughout the week.
We won’t actually get to 10°C at any point over the next seven days — if Environment Canada’s forecast is to be believed — but we get pretty close with a high of 7°C this Tuesday.
Wednesday cools off to 4°C (and actually has a 60% chance of seeing some more snowfall) but the clouds will clear for a cool and sunny -4°C on Thursday.
The temperature will dance around the point of freezing on Friday and Saturday with highs of 1°C and -1°C respectively, before warming back up to around 6°C on Sunday.
All days this week will be mainly sunny or sunny — with the exception of that chance of snow on Wednesday.
All in all, a reasonable mild week as we head into the most festive month of the year.
Let’s just hope it holds out once winter is officially here.