Environment and Climate Change Canada has placed Airdrie, Crossfield and other areas around southern Alberta under a severe thunderstorm watch.

The watch was issued earlier this morning for the following areas:

  • Rocky View Country near Airdrie and Crossfield 
  • Rocky View Country near Cochrane 
  • Rocky View County near Bottrel and Madden 
  • Mountain View County near Carstairs and Stirlingville
  • Mountain View County near Cremona and Water Valley
  • Mountain View County near Olds and Didsbury
  • Mountain View County near Sundre

It is in place as thunderstorms continue to develop with some of them capable of producing heavy rain, strong winds and large hail.

There is a risk of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days but, according to the weather office, not a lot of significant rain is in the forecast for the coming week.

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