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(UPDATE: June 28 @ 3:20 pm) – The severe thunderstorm warning issued Tuesday afternoon for the South Thompson has now ended.
However, a thunderstorm watch remains in the place for the North Thomson and Shuswap regions as of 3 pm on June 28.
Environment Canada says the storm may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Be sure to stay tuned into Environment Canada for more updates.
(Original story: June 28 @ 1:45 pm) – A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the South Thompson region.
Environment Canada issued the warning at 1:15 pm on Tuesday, shortly after issuing a thunderstorm watch.
Meteorologists with Environment Canada have been tracking the storm and say the atmospheric conditions are favourable for a severe storm.
They add that this particular storm could be capable of producing nickel size hail.
“This thunderstorm is 20 km northeast of Douglas Lake, and 30 km southwest of Monte Lake, and is travelling north eastwards at 50 km/h,” explains the warning.
Hail of that size can damage property and injuries, so residents are advised to stay indoors if possible.
Strong wind gusts and heavy rain are also anticipated with this thunderstorm.
Be sure to monitor Environment Canada for updates on the forecast.