July 3, 2014 11:07 pm
Updated: July 4, 2014 12:18 am

All severe weather watches, warnings dropped in Alberta


Watch above: Nicola Crosbie’s seven-day forecast from Thursday’s News Hour.

EDMONTON – Parts of Alberta could see severe summer storms Thursday afternoon or evening.

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm watches for a large area spanning from the Rocky Mountain House area in west-central Alberta, all the way north to the Peace River region.

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Thursday afternoon, some of the severe thunderstorm watches were upgraded to warnings.

“These storms can produce gusts in the 100 km/h range, quarter-size hail and heavy downpours,” said Global Edmonton meteorologist Nicola Crosbie.

Crosbie adds that a trough line is also forecast to move through the Edmonton area in the early evening.

“This will provide the trigger to generate some severe weather,” she explained.

“A 30-degree day like today, combined with higher-than-average dewpoints and a system coming through, we are at risk to see rotational storms.”

“It’s always a good idea to have a storm plan in place for yourself and your family.  Especially during the summer months in Alberta”

All of the warnings were dropped shortly before 9:30 p.m. By 10:15 p.m., Environment Canada had dropped all watches, as well.

To get your weather forecast on the go, download Global News’ Skytracker weather app for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published at 9 a.m. MT Thursday, July 3, 2014. It was updated several times throughout the day, most recently at 10:15 p.m. 






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