September 06, 2013 - 8:25 AM
KELOWNA - Thunderstorms hit some areas of the city last night and are expected to make a repeat performance today and Saturday.
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 mm of rainfall in Kelowna this afternoon with a 40 per cent chance of showers. By this evening thunderstorms are expected to bring another five to 10 mm of rain.
Meanwhile, the federal forecasters have continued the Special Weather Statement that was originally issued Thursday morning.
The potential for heavy rainfall across all of southern B.C. continues today and through to Saturday morning.
An area of low pressure over Washington State will slowly move eastwards today and over the weekend. Heavy showers and thunderstorms have spread over the Southern Interior with some regions expecting upwards of 40 mm by Saturday afternoon.
Forecasters are thinking eastern section of the Interior will get the heavier rain. Rainfall or severe thunderstorm watches or warnings might be issued once they figure where the heavier bands of precipitation are tracking.
Things in the Central Okanagan will improve dramatically on Sunday with a 30 per cent chance of rain, but still cloudy with a high of 23 degrees.
Plan your weekend accordingly and get the latest updates from the Environment Canada weather centre.
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