Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms in the Okanagan Valley and on the Connector today. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Okanagan and Connector

Storms expected to develop this morning and intensify early in the afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Okanagan Valley and for the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Kelowna.

The watch, issued on June 26 at 9:30 a.m., states that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

The thunderstorms are expected to develop this morning and intensify by early afternoon.

For motorists, conditions in the mountains can result in hazardous driving conditions. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

To report severe weather, email Environment Canada at BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Mobile needle exchange considered in Vernon

City looks at options to combat issues of discarded needles

Man cycles across B.C. Interior for sobriety

Vancouver Island Resident Matt Fee is approaching the final phase of his cross-Canada bike journey to raise awareness about addiction recovery.

Public input wanted on important ‘business’: Regional District North Okanagan

Bathroom concepts for Okanagan Rail Trail to be discussed at open house tomorrow

$24M invested in North Okanagan wastewater recovery project

Four years of hard work paid off after government invests big money into water project

No decision yet on Sagmoen hearing

Publication ban in effect covering media’s fight against publication ban

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Facebook group forms committee against Thompson Nicola R.V. crackdown

Group discusses issues with regional R.V. bylaw at recent meeting

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Most Read