Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Prince George

Could the long weekend’s sunny weather take a turn?

Well, Environment Canada thinks so, having issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Prince George.

As of August 1 at 10:12 a.m. Environment Canada says conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that can potentially produce strong gusts of wind, large hair and heavy rain.

Weather is forecast to have a high of 25C with a 40 per cent chance of late afternoon showers beginning and a low of 13C with showers or thunderstorms around midnight, then clearing.

Intense lightning bolts are likely with any developing thunderstorm. Heavy downpours can cause flash flooding and water accumulation on roads. The organization also reminds people that lightning kills and injures Canadians every year, and to remember to go indoors when there’s thunder!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following events: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rain.

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