Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Edmonton area

Thunderstorm in Edmonton on June 19, 2019.

The City of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park are under severe thunderstorm watch.

According to Environment Canada, thunderstorms are expected to develop in the central and northern foothills and move towards the central Edmonton region. Reports say a few of these thunderstorms are likely to become severe.

Conditions are favourable to produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.