Thunderstorms, hail hit rural areas in southern Alberta

Environment Canada meteorologists tracked several thunderstorms Wednesday night that were capable of producing strong wind gusts, toonie-size hail and heavy rain in southern Alberta.

Storms brought dark skies, strong winds and hail in areas north of Calgary

Weather chaser Braydon Morisseau grabbed this picture of the storm near Cremona, Alta., Wednesday evening. (@BraydonMoreSo/Twitter)

Environment Canada meteorologists tracked several thunderstorms Wednesday night that were capable of producing strong wind gusts, toonie-size hail and heavy rain in southern Alberta.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in areas north of Calgary, but ended around 8:30 p.m. MT.

"Take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches," said the national weather agency on its website. 

"Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes."

To report severe weather to Environment Canada call 1-800-239-0484, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

CBC Calgary weather specialist Vickie Chase says southern Alberta will see weather that is "cool and a little unsettled" over the next few days.

CBC Calgary weather specialist Vickie Chase tweeted this picture of the five-day forecast in Calgary. (@VickieChase14/Twitter)