Saturday , 12 June 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect in the Lakeland

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in the Lakeland for later Monday afternoon and into the evening.

A mix of sun and cloud is expected with a 30 per cent chance of showers this afternoon in the west part of the Lakeland with risk of a severe thunderstorm continuing into the evening and a high 25 degrees.

The watch is in effect for the Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, Lac La Biche, and Smoky Lake areas.

The storm may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail, Environment Canada said.

The greatest threats associated with these thunderstorms are nickel to quarter size hail and wind gusts up to 80 km/h.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.