Dark skies, rolling thunder, flashes of lightning, big wind and hail marked the end of the Victoria Day long weekend on Monday night.
Storm clouds began to swirl in from north of the Lac La Biche hamlet at around 9 pm, unloading a sleet and hail barrage for about 15 minutes in some areas about an hour later.
Environment Canada did not issue any alerts across the Lakeland for the storm, but did record wind gusts of up to 55 kilometres per hour at around 10 pm in the region. Winds had been steady through the day between 10 and 15 kilometres per hour.
Mixed weather ahead
The forecast for the rest of the week is a mixed bag of sun and cloud, with chances of rain each day with the exception of Thursday. Daytime highs through the week for the Lac La Biche area will hover around the mid to high teens.
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