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More thunderstorms on the way

Still recovering from last night’s thunderstorm?

Hang onto your eardrums, we could be in for it again.

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.

Another day with a moist and unstable airmass over the B.C. Interior will trigger widespread thunderstorm activity today. The main thunderstorm threat will be rainfall rates of up to 25 mm in one hour due to the slow motion of the storms. Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are also possible. In northeast B.C., the threat of severe thunderstorms should be confined near the Rockies initially and may move off the terrain this evening.

Very strong wind gusts can damage buildings, down trees and blow large vehicles off the road. Hail is also possible. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.


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