Severe Thunder Storm Watch for Edmonton

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Active for next 10 hours ·

This alert has been updated.

Posted 2 hours ago
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along the foothills this afternoon and move eastward during the afternoon into the evening and then continue eastward towards Saskatchewan overnight. ### Very large hail can damage property, break windows, dent vehicles and cause serious injury. Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. 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. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

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