Severe thunderstorm warning lifted for Fort Saskatchewan, surrounding areas

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Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Fort Saskatchewan and parts of Sturgeon County late Thursday afternoon.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the weather agency said on its website that its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.”

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People in the area were urged to take cover if threatening weather approaches and warned that heavy rain could result in flash floods.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Environment Canada expanded the warning to include parts of the M.D. of Lesser Slave River and Westlock County.

Just before 7 p.m., the severe thunderstorm warnings were reduced to watches.

For a list of all areas in Alberta under a weather advisory, click here.

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