Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Central Alberta

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the areas of Red Deer County, Elnora, Lousana and Delburne.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the areas of Red Deer County near Elnora, Lousana and Delburne.

Meteorologists are tracking a line of severe thunderstorms extending from Sunnyslope to Elnora. These thunderstorms are moving slowly to the north and have the potential to produce large hail and heavy rainfall.

Residents are advised to take cover if threatening weather approaches.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca.