A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Cochrane area. 

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that could cause very strong winds.

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees, and overturn large vehicles," said a statement on Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada's website. 

Also included in the watch are Airdrie, Olds, and Sundre.

Cooler temperatures are on the way for the weekend.