A number of areas in central Alberta, including Edmonton, were put under a severe thunderstorm warning on Tuesday.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Environment Canada said its meteorologists were “tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel- to ping-pong-ball-sized hail and heavy rain.”
“This storm is located near Brazeau Dam and is moving northeastward at 50 km/h,” the weather agency said on its website.
At 9:19 p.m., Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Edmonton, saying its meteorologists were “tracking a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel- to ping-pong-ball-sized hail and heavy rain.”
“These severe thunderstorms are located from Warburg to Beaumont and are moving to the northeast at 60 km/h,” the weather agency said on its website.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the warning for Edmonton was lifted, although the city remained under a severe thunderstorm watch.
Environment Canada warned people in areas under a warning to remember heavy rain can result in flash floods and that large hail can cause serious damage and injury.
“Some storms that may come close to Edmonton may be severe, but mostly will be non-severe,” Global Edmonton meteorologist Jesse Beyer said. “The risk of thundershowers will change into more scattered rainfall and continue overnight and through the first portion of Wednesday.
“We’re likely to remain in the low 20s with partly cloudy skies the rest of the work week, with warmer temperatures expected early next week.”
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