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Blustery day in store for Kelowna and Vernon

A sailboat can be seen on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. A special weather statement has been issued for Kelowna and Vernon as a squall line brings strong winds and heavy rain through the area.
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October 17, 2017 - 12:19 PM

KELOWNA - A fall storm making it's way from the coast and through the Interior is impacting the Okanagan today.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Central and North Okanagan, including Kelowna and Vernon.

Forecasters say the storm will create a squall line that will produce strong gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy showers, possibly mixed with flurries.

The snow level is expected to drop this afternoon as well and should reach 900 metres by days end.

Higher elevation roads like the Rogers Pass have the possibility for heavy flurries and strong winds that will reduce driver visibility to near zero.

For the latest weather warnings and special weather statements, go to the Environment Canada website here.

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