Severe thunderstorm watch issued for North Thompson

A storm moving through the Kamloops area Sunday, July 19, brought a lot of lightning.

KAMLOOPS - After a night of heavy lightning and rolling thunder through much of the region, the North Thompson is under a severe thunderstorm watch.

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms in the area just north of Kamloops. Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.

If threatening weather approaches it is recommended you take cover immediately.

The weather office will issues updates as required.

Watches have been issued for much of the eastern portion of B.C. from the U.S. border up through the Peace River region, including several Central Interior areas such as the Cariboo.

In Clearwater temperatures are expected to reach 30 Celsius today along with a 60 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs of 21 C to 25 C are expected the rest of the week in that area along with cloud cover and a chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. In Kamloops a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 31 C is expected today.

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