July 31, 2014 5:51 pm

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for Alberta communities

CALGARY- Environment Canada warned of a severe thunderstorm approaching several Alberta communities on Thursday afternoon.

Forecasters predict strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain could hit a number of areas.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for:

  • Kananaskis
  • Canmore
  • Nordegg
  • Okotoks
  • High River
  • Claresholm
  • Rocky Mountain House
  • Caroline

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for:

  • Airdrie
  • Cochrane
  • Olds
  • Sundre
  • Hinton
  • Whitecourt
  • Edson

Severe thunderstorms can sometimes produce tornadoes.

 

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