UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch ended for the Okanagan and Shuswap

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Okanagan and Shuswap. Severe thunderstorms are a possibility this afternoon and evening.
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UPDATE: 8:26 p.m.

Environment Canada says severe thunderstorms are no longer expected.


1:36 p.m. Aug. 24, 2013

KELOWNA - Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for communities in the Okanagan, and north into the Shuswap.

The forecasters are calling for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Those thunderstorms could potentially become severe.

Strong, gusty winds, large hail, heavy downpours and intense lightning could develop.

A watch means there is a chance of severe weather today. It doesn't mean severe weather is a certainity.

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