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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning back on for Prince George

Environment Canada says there could be heavy rains and large hail
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7:10 p.m.

It's back!

Environment Canada has issued its second severe thunderstorm warning today (July 10) as strong winds are heading towards Prince George.

According to meteorologists, that thunderstorm is brewing 30 km south of the city along Highway 97 and is heading northeast at 40 km/h.

Nickel-sized hail is also a possibility.

 

3:29 p.m.

The warning has been removed and downgraded once again to a watch.

 

3:11 p.m.

The thunderstorm watch issued by Environment Canada has now been upgraded to a warning. 

The warning says the line of thunderstorms is located just west of Highway 97 between Hixon and Quesnel and moving eastward at 20 km/h.

 

2:44 p.m.

Another thunderstorm watch has been issued for Prince George. 

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain and large hail as well as strong wind gusts. 

"Large hail can damage property and cause injury," the watch reads. "Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads."

When thunder roars, go indoors!

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 



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