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Severe thunderstorm watch as long weekend begins

Friday clouds could turn severe in the Lakeland, says Environment Canada. Another severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect as of Friday. The following areas are under the watch:

Co. of St. Paul near Ashmont St. Vincent and St. Lina
Co. of St. Paul near Elk Point and St. Edouard
Co. of St. Paul near Lindbergh and Frog Lake
Co. of St. Paul near St. Paul and Lafond
Improvement District 349 including Cold Lake Air Weapons Range
Lac La Biche Co. near Fork Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Heart Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Lac La Biche and Square Lake
Lac La Biche Co. near Lakeland Prov. Park and Rec. Area
Lac La Biche Co. near Plamondon Hylo and Avenir
M.D. of Bonnyville near Beaverdam
M.D. of Bonnyville near Bonnyville Ardmore and Kehewin Res.
M.D. of Bonnyville near Cold Lake and City of Cold Lake
M.D. of Bonnyville near Fishing Lake Smt
M.D. of Bonnyville near Glendon and Moose Lake
M.D. of Bonnyville near La Corey Wolf Lake and Truman
Smoky Lake Co. near Buffalo Lake and Kikino Smts
Smoky Lake Co. near Vilna Saddle Lake and Whitefish Lake

The weather group says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing large hail and heavy rain. The thunderstorms are likely to develop early this afternoon some of which may become severe.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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