Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm alert for Southern BC, including for Fraser Canyon, which includes Lillooet.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
“Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors,” warns the agency.
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.
To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.