UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning no longer issued

UPDATE:As of 6 pm.m, Environment Canada says “Conditions are no longer favourable for the development of sever…

UPDATE:As of 6 pm.m, Environment Canada says “Conditions are no longer favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms.”

CHETWYND, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Peace region.

At 2:20 p.m., meteorologists announced the storm is tracking northwest of Chetwynd and is “capable of producing strong wind gusts, pea to dime-sized hail, and heavy rain.”

As of 2:38 p.m. meteorologists were tracking a thunderstorm expected to track northwards across Hudson Hope.

Early Wednesday morning, there was a severe thunderstorm watch for the region.

“Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall,” said Environment Canada.

Environment Canada reminds residents to take precautions when lightning is present, as it injures and kills Canadians every year.

To monitor updates to this storm warning and others, go to the Environment Canada website.

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