LETHBRIDGE, AB – As the heat dome breaks down across southern Alberta, that is opening things up for potential severe storms to develop.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Claresholm, Okotoks, Vulcan, Brooks, Calgary, and Canmore.
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.
Thunderstorms are expected to form over southwestern Alberta this afternoon and move eastward into the evening. Some of these thunderstorms are likely to be severe.