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. 

It is anticipated that the storms will develop 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

The watch may be expanded farther south and east as the day progresses.