Environment Canada has issued a Severe thunderstorm watch for Cochrane and the surrounding area. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in the foothills later this afternoon and the risk of severe weather will remain throughout the evening. 

Severe thunderstorm watches are put in place when the forecast favourable to produce large hail, damaging winds, and torrential rainfall.

The watch is currently in effect for the following areas:

  • 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
  • Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
  • Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden