Calgary news, weather and traffic for July 4

Here's what you need to know as you head out for your morning commute in Calgary.

Week begins with a high of 19, possible showers this afternoon

Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and 11 C at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in your city this morning.


We're expecting showers off and on throughout the day today with a high of 19 C in the forecast.

Overnight, the low drops down to 8 C. Tomorrow, we'll see similar conditions with a risk of showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 17 C.

The normal high for this time of year is 22 C.


If you see anything happening on Calgary roads or southern Alberta highways, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Vickie Chase a call at #1010, *1010 or 403-521-1010. You can also send a tweet to @CalgaryCommute.

News headlines

A man in his late 30s is dead after his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Edmonton Trail at 25th Avenue N.E. last night. The man was was pulled out from under the SUV but was pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV driver, a man in his early 40s, was not injured in the crash. Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Environment Canada issued dozens of warnings for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the long weekend. That sent weather photographers into a frenzy as they tried to find the perfect storm. Some even travelled from as far away as Oklahoma. But Environment Canada's senior climatologist David Phillips says the severe weather could be short-lived. Despite the stormy long-weekend, Phillips says there's no indication that the conditions will continue through the summer.  

On your radio

David Gray and Vickie Chase host the Monday morning edition of the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. They'll have all your news, weather, traffic, sports and business throughout the morning — tune in at 1010 AM, 99.1 FM, online at or through the CBC Radio app.

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