Severe thunderstorm sweeps through Calgary, southern Alberta

Southern Albertans were warned to watch out for storms Sunday afternoon, capping off a week of hot weather.

Storm brought hail, strong wind and heavy rain

Environment Canada issued storm warnings for southern Alberta Sunday afternoon. (Stephanie Dubois/CBC)

Southern Albertans were warned to watch out for storms Sunday afternoon, capping off a week of hot weather.

Environment Canada issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Rocky View County, Mountain View County and the M.D. of Bighorn around 2:45 p.m., with storm watches in place for Calgary and the surrounding area.

Additional alerts were issued for Calgary and the Wainwright area shortly after.

The alerts were discontinued around 7 p.m.

The agency cautioned people in the impacted areas to be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions, including strong wind gusts, nickel-sized hail and heavy rain.

The storms come as the southern part of the province is cooling off after a series of blistering days, including the hottest day ever recorded in Calgary.

A full, up-to-date list of weather alerts is available on the Environment Canada website.