A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer Innisfail, and Stettler areas.  

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe storm capable of producing wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.  

Thunderstorms have formed over Rocky Mountain foothills today and will intensify as it moves east.  

Hail and strong winds can cause injury and damage property. Severe Thunderstorms can also produce tornadoes.