A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Cochrane, Olds, and Sundre areas. 

Environment Canada is saying that a few thunderstorms are expected to develop Thursday, August 8, afternoon. 

Conditions are favourable for the thunderstorms to become severe with strong wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.

Areas under the watch include:

  • 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