Severe thunderstorm watch ended

By James Peters
May 30, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: May 30, 2017 - 5:30pm

KAMLOOPS — As of 4:45pm Tuesday, May 20th this thunderstorm watch has been discontinued

EARLIER: Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the South Thompson and Nicola regions.

According to Forecaster Cindy Yu, conditions have developed that are favourable for brief downpours of heavy rain and gusty winds.

"With every thunderstorm we get we can expect high wind gusts. Winds can be around 60 to 70 km/h in terms of the peak gusts," says Yu.

Yu says hail may develop as well, but that is a less dominant feature of the storm.

"We may or may not see smaller hail developing with these thunderstorms. Definitely be aware of the wind and the rain."

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