CALGARY, ALBERTA — Environment Canada has withdrawn a tornado warning for portions of east-central and southern Alberta, as well as severe thunderstorm warnings and watches. The warning issued Tuesday afternoon stated, “Heavy downpours might create flash floods and water pooling on roadways.”
“Large hail can cause property damage and injuries. Strong wind gusts can scatter unsecured things, damage fragile structures, snap tree branches, and topple big vehicles. Tornadoes can be produced by strong thunderstorms. Every year, lightning kills and injures Canadians. When thunder claps, remember to go indoors.” Parts of central and southern Alberta, including Calgary, are also under severe thunderstorm warnings and watches. Heat advisories are still in effect in areas of northern Alberta.
“Any severe thunderstorms that develop during the afternoon and nighttime will travel east,” it said.
“Thunderstorms will diminish later this evening (Tuesday). Be ready for inclement weather. If severe weather is approaching, seek shelter quickly.”