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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning ended for North Okanagan, watch ended for Okanagan and Shuswap

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the North Okanagan including the city of Vernon, Friday, May 29, 2015.
May 29, 2015 - 5:41 PM

VERNON – Environment Canada has ended a severe thunderstorm warning for the North Okanagan which included the city of Vernon.

The severe thunderstorms have weakened or moved out of the region, according to Environment Canada.

Meteorologists were tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to penny-size hail and heavy rain.

The forecasters said a line of severe thunderstorms west of the Okanagan Valley moved over the valley this afternoon.

The whole Okanagan and the Thompson region is remained under a severe thunderstorm watch until about 5:30 p.m. when the watch was ended.

For the very latest forecasts, watches and warning go to Environment Canada's website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:31 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 to say the severe thunderstorm warning had ended.

— This story was updated at 5:41 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2015 to say the severe thunderstorm watch for the Okanagan and Shuswap had ended.

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