Alberta experiences severe thunderstorm watches, warnings
Environment Canada issued severe weather watches and warnings for much of central and southern Alberta Sunday afternoon.
At 4:24 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for Flagstaff Co. near Alliance, Bellshill Lake, Lougheed and Hardisty. The warning was dropped at 4:46 p.m. As of 8:30 p.m. a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the region extending to Lloydminster, Wainwright, Provost and Vermilion.
As of 8:30 p.m. a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the Red Deer, Ponoka, Stettler and Innisfail areas.
As of 2:50 p.m. Sunday, severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were in place for areas northeast of Edmonton, stretching south to Medicine Hat.
As of 3 p.m., Edmonton and Calgary were not under any weather warnings or watches.
Environment Canada said a line of severe thunderstorms was capable of producing very strong wind gusts, heavy rain and up to nickel-sized hail.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing large hail, damaging winds and/or torrential rainfall.
Want your weather on the go? Download the Global News Skytracker weather app for iPhone, iPad or Android.
© 2016 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.