June 01, 2015 - 11:17 AM
PENTICTON - Residents of the South Okanagan are advised to get prepared for possible flooding over the next couple of days as Environment Canada issues a rainfall warning.
Forecasters are calling for rainfall amounts between 25 and 40 millimetres tonight and tomorrow, with the rain expected to be heavy at times.
An upper disturbance moving in from the Pacific today, June 1, is responsible for the change in the weather, according to the warning.
Thunderstorms can be expected later today and will become widespread over a large portion of the Southern Interior tomorrow, with the potential for localized higher rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm tonight and Tuesday, before the showers are expected to taper off Wednesday.
Environment Canada reminds residents of the potential for localized flooding in low lying areas from heavy downpours and advises to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
Meteorologists issued a special weather statement earlier today for all of the Okanagan Valley as well as the Shuswap, Nicola and South and North Thompson regions warning of a change in weather about to hit Southern B.C.
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