Cool temperatures and much needed rain in store for Calgary

After what feels like months of hot, dry conditions in Calgary, relief is on the way.

The temperature is about to take a nosedive, and rain is coming too.

“We basically have half the moisture that we should have through the summer months, and the fact of the matter is, even into August, you look at some of these dates when our precipitation totals are about the half way mark, it was like a one or two day event,” meteorologist Andrew Schultz said.

A low-pressure system is approaching.

“With temperatures about almost 10 degrees cooler than average, the cool temperatures you’ll notice. We are going to see precipitation — best chance — starting on Tuesday evening, stretching [into] Wednesday and Thursday,” Schultz said.

Twenty millimetres of rain could fall in the next couple days or about half the monthly average, which may be enough to lift the fire ban in the city.

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