Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the areas of Rocky Mountain House and Caroline.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.
Residents are urged to watch for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.
An unstable air mass combined with daytime heating is acting to create conditions favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms later this afternoon over the foothill regions of west-central Alberta.
It is possible that some of these storms may drift off the foothills to affect communities to the west of Edmonton and Red Deer.