Calgary Weather: Rainfall Warning in Effect with Heavy Rain and Embedded Thunderstorms

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Current Weather Conditions and Rainfall Warning

Current Conditions (as of 3:26 AM MDT, Friday, June 28, 2024)

Calgary is under a rainfall warning, with heavy rain expected to continue. The current temperature is 9°C, observed at Calgary International Airport. Conditions include light rain showers, with a humidity of 95% and a dew point of 8.5°C. Winds are coming from the north-northwest at 16 km/h, and visibility is 6 km. The barometric pressure is 101.2 kPa and rising, indicating potential changes in the weather soon.

Rainfall Warning Details

Heavy rainfall amounts between 40 to 70 mm are expected, with the heaviest rain and embedded thunderstorms occurring in the foothills overnight. This rain is anticipated to taper off by Friday morning. Heavy downpours can lead to flash floods, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas. Residents are advised to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts.

Weather Forecast

Friday, June 28, 2024

After the morning rain, which could bring an additional 10 mm, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Winds will be from the north at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, before becoming light in the morning. The temperature will rise to a high of 18°C. The UV index will be 6, indicating a high risk of UV exposure.

Tonight’s Weather

The evening will see clearing skies late, with the temperature dropping to a low of 9°C.

Weekend Weather Outlook

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Saturday promises sunny skies with a high of 19°C, perfect for outdoor activities. The night will bring cloudy periods and a low of 12°C.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and a high of 20°C. The night will continue with cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers, with a low of 12°C.

Safety and Wardrobe Suggestions

Given the heavy rainfall, it’s crucial to stay alert for flooding and water pooling. Avoid driving through flooded areas and be cautious near rivers and creeks. For the day, waterproof clothing and sturdy boots are recommended to handle the wet conditions. As the weather improves, lighter clothing and sunglasses will be suitable for the mix of sun and cloud, but keep a rain jacket handy.

Calgary Weather Trivia

Did you know? Calgary’s weather can be highly variable due to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, often experiencing rapid changes known as “chinooks,” which can raise winter temperatures significantly in just a few hours.

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