Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for areas of Wetaskiwin County, including Breton, Alder Flats, Winfield, Thorsby, and Pigeon Lake.
Some of these areas have already had storm activity roll through today, however Environment Canada advises that residents remain alert to the possibility of the development of severe thunderstorms throughout the day.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Some of these thunderstorms are expected to travel northeastward through Alberta today.
Severe thunderstorms also have the potential to produce tornadoes.
On their website, Environment Canada reminds Canadians about the dangers of severe thunderstorms.
“Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year,” they state. “Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”