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Okanagan on severe thunderstorm watch

Around the Okanagan, there’s a 60 per cent chance of rain, which could lead to a thunderstorm
The majority of the Okanagan is under a severe thunderstorm watch on Saturday, May 27. (Google Maps)

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of the Okanagan.

Environment Canada put the watch in effect at 8:58 a.m. Saturday morning (May 27), stating “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain.”

There is a 60 per cent of showers starting Saturday afternoon, while temperatures are expected to reach 27 C. The storm could be capable of 15 to 20 millimetres of rain per hour, which could cause pooling on roads and flash floods.

“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,” says Environment Canada.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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