All good things have to come to an end.
Although the unusually warm weather Calgary has seen will continue for the foreseeable future, it has been a long time since we saw snow fall down our neck of the prairie.
The Weather Network’s 7-day forecast is for some flakes next week, making it the first snowfall Calgary has seen all season.
Given that we were over 10 inches deep at the end of September, that says something.
Even if the two days show signs of snow, the Calgarians still don’t have to worry about pulling out their parkas, snowshoes, or shovels.
On both Tuesday and Wednesday just some snowfall is mixed with rain, and we doubt the muddy mix will last too long.
Less than 1 mm of rain is expected to fall on Tuesday, along with less than 1 cm of snow, which will be the case on what is expected to be a mild, somewhat sunny autumn day with a high of 14 ° C.
The cooler temperatures begin on Wednesday, where there will likely be 1 to 3 mm of rainfall and less than 1 cm of snow, and a high of just 7 ° C.
Next week will also be Calgary’s first flirtation with sub-zero temperatures as night lows hit -2 ° C on Wednesday and -1 ° C on Friday.
It’s nowhere near the piles of snow and painfully cold temperatures that Calgarians are used to getting through the winter, but it’s a sure sign of what’s to come.
So enjoy those warmer days while you still can, Calgary!