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Calgary and area under a severe thunderstorm watch

A small mesocyclone about 5km north of Duchess, Alberta. Dave Hnatiuk

CALGARY – The City of Calgary and surrounding communities were put under a severe thunderstorm watch on Tuesday.

Environment Canada cautioned there is potential for severe thunderstorms to develop Tuesday afternoon and evening, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy downpours.

The weather agency says there could be a chance of a tornado developing in southern Alberta, and they will issue a tornado watch if it becomes more likely.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued in the following areas:

Calgary
Airdrie
Cochrane
Olds
Sundre
Drumheller
Three Hills
Okotoks
High River
Claresholm
Brooks
Strathmore
Vulcan

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