Update (5:40 p.m.). . . Environment Canada has withdrawn a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Central and South Okanagan. The potential still exists for severe weather and therefore a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in Place.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch put in place Thursday night was upgraded to a Severe Thunderstorm Warning by Environment Canada shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.
From Environment Canada:
Radar data indicates a line of severe thunderstorms located south of Nelson extending southeastwards. This line of severe thunderstorms are moving northeastwards and expected to affect the Creston area within an hour. These thunderstorms are capable of producing strong wind gusts, heavy down pour and large hail.
Radar data also indicates a line of intense thunderstorms extending from Central Washington towards the Eastern Okanagan Valley. These thunderstorms are moving slowly northeast and could produce local amounts of 20 to 30 mm.
This is a warning that severe thunderstorms are imminent or occurring in these regions. Remember some severe thunderstorms produce tornadoes..Listen for updated warnings.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is still in place for the North Okanagan.