UPDATE: Thunderstorm watch ends for Boundary/West Kootenay

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 14th, 2015

The thunderstorm watch for the West Kootenay, Boundary, Slocan Lake, Arrow Lakes regions has been removed by Environment Canada.

The storm passed through the region Saturday morning dropping rain and sending lightning.

A few showers will continue through the morning, with clouds filling the sky and a 60 percent chance of rain and a risk of a thunderstorm into the afternoon.

There’s also a risk of a thunderstorm into the evening.

Environment Canada issues Thunderstorm watch for Boundary/West Kootenay

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the West Kootenay, Boundary, Slocan Lake, Arrow Lakes regions.

Environment Canada said conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

“An upper low pressure system moving into Washington state this afternoon will result in the development of thunderstorms and possibly severe thunderstorms,” the Environment Canada website said.

“Fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. 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.”

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio.

To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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