UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning ended in Calgary.
Slow pitchers beware – some nasty weather coming your way right now and it doesn’t look like it’ll let up.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Calgary this evening and into the night.
As of 5:30pm, the Environment Canada’s forecast for Calgary says:
Increasing cloudiness. Showers beginning in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the morning. High 18. UV index 6 or high. Showers ending after midnight then clearing. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 in the evening. Low 9.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Calgary
This thunderstorm is located over Airdrie and is moving east-southeastward at 40 km/h and will affect northern portions of Calgary. Loonie size hail has been reported with this storm.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!
Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.