Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Okanagan-Shuswap.

  • May. 29, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Brad Calkins took this image of the lightning in Salmon Arm on Thursday night.

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing torrential rain.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire Okanagan-Shuswap. There is a 60 per cant chance of showers today, with a high of 25 and a risk of a severe thunderstorm.

Tonight is expected to be cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers this evening and risk of a thunderstorm.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a high of 27 with a mix of sun and cloud and a 40 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm.

Environment Canada warns that fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Rapidly rising rivers and creeks can sweep away bridges, culverts, buildings, and people. Be prepared for severe weather. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

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