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Get ready for some thunderstorms tonight

May 30, 2020 - 7:43 AM

Some intense weather is expected today, throughout B.C.'s Southern Interior.

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch, saying conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

"The weather will develop over Fraser Canyon North, South Thompson, Nicola and Similkameen this afternoon. Heavy downpours and strong wind gusts are possible with these thunderstorms," reads the weather statement.

"Strong thunderstorms will develop over Okanagan, Shuswap, Boundary region, West Kootenay and Arrow Slocan this evening with possible heavy downpours, very strong wind gusts and large hail."

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


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