Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (File photo)

Thunderstorms, hail expected in Elk Valley tonight

Thunderstorms and hail are expected to impact the Elk Valley within the next 24 hours.

Thunderstorms and hail are expected to impact the Elk Valley within the next 24 hours.

Environment Canada has issued the following Warning:

At 6:56 p.m. mountain time, Environment Canada meteorologists tracked a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts and up to nickel size hail.

Thunderstorms will continue crossing southern portions of the Elk Valley this evening. Areas near Morrissey and the Flathead Valley can expect nickel size hail and the potential for strong wind gusts.

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. 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. For more information visit http://weather.gc.ca.

The anticipated heavy rain and hail may cause deteriorating road conditions and other road hazards, such as minor flooding and washouts; and high winds can cause downed tree branches & power lines, and other hazards.


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