Temperature in Calgary expected to plummet by 20°C over just 24 hours this week

Oct 4 2019, 2:10 pm

Just when we thought we were out, winter pulls us right back into its icy grip.

Just a few days after the ridiculous, record-breaking snowfall of last weekend, and most of the white stuff has already melted away — due in no small part to the sunny skies and warm(ish) weather we’ve been enjoying.

Well, the brief jaunt back to a proper fall is coming to a swift and sudden end, as the cold days (and snowy skies) are expected to hit Calgary yet again come next week.

But before we get to all that, the good news!

The rest of this weekend is expected to be an absolute delight for Calgarians, with sunshine and highs ranging from 16°C and 17°C to start off the week, according to Environment Canada.

And that’s where we have the bad news.

Tuesday will follow up on a simply gorgeous Monday (predicted sunshine and a high of 17°C) with a high of just -3°C and snow in the forecast — meaning that over the course of 24 hours, Calgary’s daytime temperature will shift about 20°C.

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Calgary weather (Environment Canada)

Tuesday night will get to as low as -6°C, though Wednesday will brighten things up with a high of 1°C.

The temperature trend is looking upwards as we head further into next week, with Thursday showing a high of 5°C and sunny skies as well, with next Friday and Saturday seeing high of 14°C and 16°C… so here’s hoping that Tuesday’s cold spell is an outlier, rather than a foreshadowing of things to come.