Edmontonians told to prepare for possible hail, heavy rain as severe thunderstorm warning issued

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the city of Edmonton and surrounding areas shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

“Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing up to toonie-size hail and heavy rain,” the weather agency said on its website.

Watch below: A massive downpour that rolled through Calgary on Thursday evening caused flash flooding and power outages.

Edmontonians were advised to take cover if threatening weather approaches.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued for other parts of central Alberta and a rainfall warning remains in effect for areas in west-central Alberta.

For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.

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