More precipitation on the way for West Kootenay/Boundary
The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.
Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.
There’s a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.
The precipitation continues a flood watch for the Boundary and West Kootenay, including Slocan River.
Environment Canada issues Thunderstorm Watch for West Kootenay
Environment Canada Wednesday has issued a Severe thunderstorm watch for the West Kootenay region.
Environment Canada said on its website that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
“Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.
“Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”
This severe thunderstorm watches is due to atmospheric conditions that are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.