Environment Canada meteorologists have issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several areas, including Cochrane. They say that atmospheric conditions are favourable to produce large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

The watch is in effect for the following areas:

  • Rocky View Co. near Cochrane
  • 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

Thunderstorms are expected to develop along the foothills early this afternoon, track to the east and then dissipate this evening.