CALGARY -- Although daytime highs are expected to stay in the mid-20s this week, smoke aloft and morning fog has kept daytime temperatures below potential.

There's a risk of afternoon thunderstorms for much of the province Wednesday afternoon, with the greatest risk of severe weather focused on west-central regions.

Smoke is generally clearing through the rest of the week, but a west and southwest flow on Wednesday and Thursday will continue to bring pockets of haze into southern Alberta.

Here’s the five day:

Wednesday

  • Smoke and cloud, risk of afternoon thunderstorm
  • Daytime high: 25 C
  • Overnight: Clear, 11 C

Thursday

  • Mostly sunny
  • Daytime high: 23 C
  • Overnight: Clear, 9 C

Friday

  • Mainly sunny
  • Daytime high: 25 C
  • Overnight: Clear, 10 C

Saturday

  • Plenty of sun
  • Daytime high: 25 C
  • Overnight: Mostly clear, 11 C

Sunday

  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 26 C
  • Overnight: Becoming mostly cloudy, chance of overnight showers, 12 C