Potential ping pong ball-sized hail? Severe thunderstorm warnings issued north of Calgary
Severe thunderstorm warnings in Alberta as of Tuesday morning.
CALGARY -- Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm warnings north of Calgary as heat warnings remain in place south of the city.
Warnings are in place ahead of the impending arrival of showers and thunderstorms travelling into the province from British Columbia.
As of Tuesday morning, severe thunderstorm warnings are in place for the following regions:
- Airdrie – Cochrane – Olds – Sundre
- Rocky Mountain House – Caroline
- Red Deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler
- Drayton Valley – Devon – Rimbey – Pigeon Lake
The storms are capable of producing strong wind gusts, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and hail as large as ping pong balls.
Severe thunderstorm watches, where the threat is less severe, have been issued for the mountain parks:
While areas to the west and north of Calgary are at risk of thunderstorms, areas to the south and east remain under heat warnings with forecasted highs in the 30 C range.
For the latest information on weather warnings in the province, visit Environment Canada – Public Weather Alerts for Alberta.