Environment Canada has issued a series of severe thunderstorm watch alerts for southern Quebec. "Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain," the public agency states on its website.\n"Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall," Environment Canada continues.\n10 regions fall under the current watch. They are listed below:\nBeauce\n\n\nCharlevoix\n\n\nDrummondville - Bois-Francs\n\n\nLa Tuque\n\n\nLanaudière\n\n\nLaurentians Wildlife Reserve\n\n\nMauricie\n\n\nMontmagny - L'Islet\n\n\nParent - Gouin Reservoir\n\n\nQuébec\nThe map below from Environment Canada depicts the affected areas:\nEnvironment Canada\nEnvironment Canada has issued an additional severe thunderstorm warning in the Mauricie region.\nREAD ALSO: July Is Going To Be Colder Than Ever In Montreal\nThe agency releases announcements according to three degrees of severity. Warnings and watches are the two most urgent of the alerts.\nLooking a little apocalyptic out. #qcstorm #meteoqc pic.twitter.com/sgsQWECTEY— Andrew Figueiredo (@CanadianKansan) June 26, 2019\nView this post on Instagram Intense clouds man! #clouds #stormy A post shared by Sofia Ghio (@sofia_ghio) on Jun 26, 2019 at 4:09pm PDT\nThe Weather Network elaborates by explaining that rising heat and humidity are to blame for the current conditions.\nEnvironment Canada advises people in the affected areas to "take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!"\nThis is not Quebec's first brush with severe weather this season. In the past week, alone, Environment Canada has released several severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for parts of the province. At times, these conditions have created potential for the development of tornadoes.\nAlready this year, at least one tornado has struck the province. The small twister caused minor damage to properties in Ottawa and Gatineau.\nThis current end of June heat will eventually subside, however. Meteorologists project that July will be much cooler than usual.\nRead more about the current warning and watches on the Environment Canada website here.