Alerts for: Okanagan Valley
4:31 AM PDT Wednesday 23 July 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Central Okanagan - including Kelowna
- North Okanagan - including Vernon
- South Okanagan - including Penticton
Locally heavy rain and thunderstorms today and Thursday.
A low pressure system crossing the British Columbia Interior will create heavy rain and thunderstorms today and Thursday. The thunderstorms may generate bursts of extremely heavy rain with local amounts of 25 to 50 millimetres in a few hours or less. Short duration heavy rainfalls can lead to rapid rises in smaller creek systems and localized minor flooding. Thunderstorms will also produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, and hail.
The thunderstorms will approach from the south but these storms are small-scale weather systems that defy early prediction. The development and specific path of a rapidly developing thunderstorm is apparent on satellite and radar imagery just a few hours in advance.
The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.
Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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