Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Edmonton area, which includes the risk of tornadoes.
The storm could also bring with it large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds, the weather website warns.
The watch covers much of Central Alberta, including Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Drayton Valley, Mayerthorpe, White Court and Rocky Mountain House.
The thunderstorms are forecast to form near the foothills early this afternoon before tracking northeast to the Capital region.
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The Alberta Red Cross recommends you keep the following items on hand in case of a weather emergency...
Bottles Of Water
At least one litre per person per 72 hours.
A Change Of Clothes
An Extra Pair Of Shoes
An Extra Set Of Car Keys
Don't rely on debit and credit cards. An emergency situation may render then useless.
For flashlight AND radio
Driver's License And Personal Documents
First Aid Kit
Manual Can Opener
Medications And Prescriptions
Other Personal Items
Like razors, feminine hygiene products, etc...