Almost every sunny and warm day in Airdrie, it seems we have a severe thunderstorm watch, what does this mean? 

Danielle Desjardins, a Meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, explains what this means. 

“We've had a lot of heat and some humidity, and that makes things unstable. It's been quite an active year. More or less, almost every day, there's been instability and chances of thunderstorms.” 

Desjardins gave an analogy on how they determine which areas should be under a thunderstorm watch. 

“The analogy we usually use is we kind of know the area where thunderstorms will develop. But it's almost like a pot of boiling water where you don't know exactly where those bubbles will first pop up. They do tend to pop up along some sort of atmospheric feature.” 

Desjardins says the weather for the rest of this week will have a chance of rain, as per usual. 

“Rest of the weekend, into the weekend, it looks like the highs will be in the mid to upper 20’s and mainly sunny. There may be a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon here and there, but it's a very low chance.” 

According to Desjardins, it is a little bit of a drier and more stable pattern coming up for the rest of the week and into the weekend. 

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