CALGARY -- Everything interesting in the forecast is happening north of us, and that doesn’t necessarily bode poorly. A surface low will trigger off the foothills in central Alberta today, then roll its way eastward, applying showers and snow showers to its northern face. So, the low is north of us… the rain, which at times will mix with snow, is north-north of us.

What does this mean for Calgary?

It means we might see a bit of cloud, but we’re otherwise facing nominal conditions heading toward the Thanksgiving long weekend. In fact, the wake of that low, once it pushes into Saskatchewan, allows for the rise of a surface high-pressure ridge, which means we’ll be back to T-shirts for tomorrow, if that tickles your fancy!

Westerly wind aloft will be an ongoing trend for a few days, which will continue to bring in warm and dry air. While gusts may peak slightly above 30 km/h prior to the weekend, Saturday’s early outlook translates to the best opportunity for gusts above that marker.

Here’s the five-day forecast:


  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 15C
  • Evening: clear, low 6C


  • Partly cloudy, breezy
  • Daytime high: 21C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 6C


  • Partly cloudy, breezy
  • Daytime high: 19C
  • Evening: some cloud, low 9C


  • Partly cloudy
  • Daytime high: 18C
  • Evening: clear, low 6C


  • Mostly sunny
  • Daytime high: 10C
  • Evening: clear, low 3C

We’ll start with a quiet morning on Lake Chestermere, as sent by Brian:

Lake Chestermere, sunrise

…And then work our way to Tony, who took this great shot of Calgary during Mars’s close approach - Mars won’t be this close to earth again until December, 2022! Here’s a little more info!

Mars, Calgary, October, 2020

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