Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Cochrane, Airdrie, Olds, and Sundre. 

The watch means that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could produce strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain. 

Thunderstorms are expected to develop along the central foothills this afternoon and persist into the evening hours. 

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for: 

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