Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the BC Peace

Risk of a severe thunderstorm late today.

This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.

Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.

The strong upper ridge of high pressure over the province will begin to weaken and move eastward today. Consequently, the airmass is becoming increasingly unstable. Meanwhile, a weak upper disturbance moving across Northern BC may be just enough of a trigger for thunderstorm development late today. If storms do develop then they will quickly become severe. Large hail, wind gusts to 90 km/h and intense lightning will be the main threats.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.