Reports of toonie-sized hail in southeast Calgary as southern Alberta hit with more storm warnings
Possibility for strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain, Environment Canada says
Some communities in southern Alberta are under severe thunderstorm warnings while another handful of storm watches were issued on Friday evening.
Environment Canada said it's possible the thunderstorms could produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
The areas with thunderstorm warnings as of about 9:46 p.m include:
- Hanna, Coronation and Oyen.
Earlier in the evening there were watches and warnings for areas near Okotoks, High River, Claresholm, Airdrie, Cochrane, Olds and Sundre along with Calgary and areas near Drumheller.
There were reports of toonie-sized hail in the city's southwest community of Canyon Meadows around 7 p.m.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/yycstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#yycstorm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#abstorm</a> toonie sized hail in Canyon Meadows <a href="https://t.co/XT50rdsHxm">pic.twitter.com/XT50rdsHxm</a>—@Albertarocky
Hanna, Coronation and Oyen were also under watch for a possible tornado.
Meanwhile, there were reports on social media of a small funnel cloud near Priddis.
Timelapse of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#abstorm</a> between Bragg Creek and Calgary ending 5:34pm. <a href="https://t.co/wAf9Rw90U9">pic.twitter.com/wAf9Rw90U9</a>—@lightningmanAB