Tornado warning ends east of Calgary

A tornado warning has ended for the County of Newell near Brooks, Rosemary and Duchess, east of Calgary.
This is what the radar looked like during the tornado warning. An Alberta Emergency Alert says the thunderstorm remains strong with a potential to produce hail, heavy rain and strong winds. (CBC)

A tornado warning has ended for the County of Newell near Brooks, Rosemary and Duchess, east of Calgary.

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"The severe thunderstorm 15 km northeast of Duchess has weakened slightly. The storm continues to move east at 20 km/h," said an Alberta Emergency Alert issued at 8:56 p.m. MT.

"The potential threat for a tornado therefore has since diminished. This thunderstorm does continue to remain strong with a potential to produce hail, heavy rain and strong winds."

An alert was also issued for a tornado earlier this evening for a storm tracking east across southern Alberta from Hussar to the hamlet of Gem.

Environment Canada says if residents see threatening weather they should take cover in a sturdy permanent building or underground. It says vehicles, mobile homes, cottages, boats and any tents or trailers are not safe.

Albertans can report severe weather to Environment Canada by calling 1-800-239-0484 or emailing storm@ec.gc.ca.