UPDATE 1: Severe thunderstorms are possible for the Central Interior and BC North this afternoon and into tonight. Remember that a Watch is issued when it is favourable for severe weather to develop throughout the day. A Warning is issued when severe weather is imminent and in the area stated within the warning criteria. As of June 30 at 10:40 AM.
Potential for severe thunderstorms with very strong wind gusts, intense lightning and brief bursts of heavy rain is in the forecast…
An upper trough will move across the B.C. interior on Wednesday as the historic ridge of high pressure shifts to the east. This will result in isolated to scattered thunderstorms from Fort Nelson to Merritt. The main threats will be very strong wind gusts and intense lightning. Some areas will see bursts of heavy rain.
Please stay tuned to your local forecasts for up to date information.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.