Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Quesnel and Williams Lake Monday evening, July 27. Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo.

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Quesnel and Williams Lake Monday evening, July 27. Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Quesnel, Williams Lake areas Monday evening, July 27

These storms could produce winds of 90 kilometres per hour

Update: Environment Canada has ended the severe thunderstorm watch, however, a heat warning remains in place for the Cariboo as of Tuesday morning, July 28 and until Thursday when the daytime temperature is expected to exceed 30C. Slightly cooler temperatures are expected for Friday.

Original:

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Quesnel and Williams Lake at 8:09 p.m. Monday, July 27.

“Isolated thunderstorms have begun to develop over the western-central Cariboo this evening. These thunderstorms have the potential to generate strong downbursts, with wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h possible,” stated Environment Canada.

“The risk of thunderstorms is expected to last through the evening.”

A heat warning remains in effect for the Cariboo as well with daytime temperatures expected to exceed 30C throughout the week.


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