Thunderstorm watch issued for Peace Region and Fort Nelson

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has released the following statement saying that severe thunderstorms could hit the area today.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”