Environment Canada issued the following sever thunderstorm watch on Saturday morning.
Alerts for: Okotoks - High River - Claresholm
10:40 AM MDT Saturday 18 June 2022
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:
- Foothills Co. near Cayley
- Foothills Co. near High River and Aldersyde
- Foothills Co. near Longview and Eden Valley Res.
- Foothills Co. near Okotoks and De Winton
- Foothills Co. near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park
- Foothills Co. near Turner Valley and Black Diamond
- M.D. of Willow Creek near Claresholm and Stavely
- M.D. of Willow Creek near Nanton and Parkland
- Rocky View Co. near Bragg Creek and Tsuu T'ina Res.
Thunderstorms in east-central Alberta this morning may be capable of producing heavy rain, strong winds, and large hail.
This afternoon, thunderstorms will develop along the foothills and progress eastward this evening. Some of these thunderstorms may become severe, capable of producing heavy rain, strong winds, and large hail.
Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
And here's the latest weather forecast for the rest of the weekend:
Showers ending this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a severe thunderstorm early this morning. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 this morning. High 23. Humidex 25. UV index 8 or very high.
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 11.
Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate.
Cloudy periods. Low 10.