UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch ends

Severe thunderstorms could hit the region Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm watch for the Okanagan, South Thompson and Nicola areas has been lifted. Environment Canada states the conditions required to produce severe weather no longer apply.

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Torrential rains, strong winds and hail are all possible as an unstable airmass moves over the region.

Environment Canada has again issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Okanagan as well as the Nicola, South Thompson and Boundary areas for this afternoon. Dangerous thunderstorms bringing strong wind gusts and torrential rains are possible, along with hail and intense lighting.

Periods of heavy rain could result in localized flooding, especially near creeks and low lying areas.

The entire region can expect to see normal temperatures in the range of 27-28 Celsius today, along with a 30-60 per cent chance of showers this afternoon. The rest of the week will be slightly below seasonal normals with a chance of rain again Thursday and Friday.

Last week severe thunderstorm watches were issued three days in a row with only the final day bringing any type of severe weather to the region, and then only to the areas closer to Kamloops.

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