July 9, 2014 11:07 pm

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings for parts of Alberta ended

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EDMONTON – The severe thunderstorm watches and warnings that were issued for parts of central and northeastern Alberta are now over.

A cold front was forecast to come through the Edmonton area early Wednesday evening, according to Global Edmonton meteorologist Nicola Crosbie.

“It will bring cold air to the mid-levels, which combined with the heat and humidity at the surface will kick up some storms,” she said.

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“Hail, heavy downpour and gusty winds are all possible.”

The threat of severe weather was expected to shift eastward towards the Saskatchewan border by early evening.

A watch that was previously put in place for the City of Edmonton was later dropped.

Environment Canada reminds people that severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes.

READ MORE: Tornadoes: the myths and facts 

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