CALGARY -- Yesterday's instability rattling through qualifies as "growing pains" for us.

Our forecast for the next few days is going to sidle back under a high pressure ridge, opening to warm, sunny days through the weekend, with enough westerly wind aloft to spike our highs to the mid-20s!

That's our warming trifecta; high pressure, which breaks into sun, with westerly wind. Push all of that together and give it some staying power, and we see temperatures push within a few degrees of record-breaking territory.

Central Alberta will continue to face some instability for a couple of days; that's especially present along the jet, where temperatures will be rapidly shifting within a 100 km north-to-south span. That'll lead them to showers and thundershowers.

For campers: be aware that overnight lows will still take a dip toward the freezing marker in higher elevations! Otherwise, we're in for some lovely temperatures for a few days.

Your five-day forecast:


  • Mainly sunny, evening shower potential (it's weak)
  • Daytime high: 19 C
  • Evening: another chance of weak showers, low 8 C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 21 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 9 C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 24 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 10 C


  • Sunny
  • Daytime high: 25 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 9 C


  • Some cloud
  • Daytime high: 22 C
  • Evening: mainly clear, low 10 C

Our weather photos are from David, who caught this bluebird in Priddis:

David, bluebird, Priddis

And then, Marcus framed up the city beautifully!

Calgary, downtown, skyline, May 2021, Marcus

You can submit your weather photos here, or email me: Kevin Stanfield , OR you can just tweet at me!