UPDATE: The severe thunderstorm watch has ended for the Lloydminster area.


Environment and Climate Change Canada says a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for:

Beaver County near Viking and Kinsella
City of Lloydminster, Alta.
County of Minburn near Innisfree Lavoy and Ranfurly
County of Minburn near Minburn and Mannville
County of Two Hills near Myrnam and Derwent
County of Two Hills near Two Hills and Brosseau
County of Vermilion River near Dewberry and Clandonald
County of Vermilion River near Islay and McNabb Sanctuary
County of Vermilion River near Kitscoty and Marwayne
County of Vermilion River near Paradise Valley
County of Vermilion River near Tulliby Lake
County of Vermilion River near Vermilion
Flagstaff Co. near Alliance and Bellshill Lake
Flagstaff Co. near Killam and Sedgewick
Flagstaff Co. near Lougheed and Hardisty
M.D. of Provost near Czar Metiskow and Cadogan
M.D. of Provost near Hughenden Amisk and Kessler
M.D. of Provost near Provost and Hayter
M.D. of Wainwright near Chauvin Dillberry Lake and Roros
M.D. of Wainwright near Edgerton and Koroluk Landslide
M.D. of Wainwright near Irma
M.D. of Wainwright near Wainwright

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Thunderstorms have developed over southern and eastern Alberta. Some of these storms have the potential to become severe.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.