UPDATE: The severe thunderstorm watch has ended.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Lloydminster and area.

They say current conditions could be favourable for severe thunderstorms that could produce strong winds or large hail. The area of storms is expected to move through east-central Alberta late this afternoon. These storms will dissipate later this evening.

Weather officials are telling people to be cautious of extreme weather, and to take shelter. if threatening weather approaches.

A storm watch is also in effect for the following areas:

  • Beaver Co. near Viking and Kinsella
  • City of Lloydminster.
  • Co. of Minburn near Innisfree Lavoy and Ranfurly
  • Co. of Minburn near Minburn and Mannville
  • Co. of Two Hills near Myrnam and Derwent
  • Co. of Two Hills near Two Hills and Brosseau
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Dewberry and Clandonald
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Islay and McNabb Sanctuary
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Kitscoty and Marwayne
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Paradise Valley
  • Co. of Vermilion River near Tulliby Lake
  • Co. 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