July 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Alberta communities

CALGARY- Southern Alberta residents are being warned to brace for a major storm.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a number of Alberta communities including:

  • Brooks, Strathmore, Vulcan
  • Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath
  • Cypress Hills Provincial Park
  • Hanna, Coronation, Oyen
  • Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River
  • Medicine Hat, Bow Island, Suffield
  • Okotoks, High River, Claresholm

Forecasters say it could hit late Wednesday afternoon, and could produce damaging wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

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