Environment Canada reports conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms across the Shuswap. Brad Calkins photo

Shuswap on weather alert

Risk of a severe thunderstorm for later this afternoon

Environment Canada reports conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain this afternoon.

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!