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UPDATE: Environment Canada upgrades Prince George to severe thunderstorm warning

Hail, strong wind gusts and heavy rain are possible
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6:30 p.m.

Prince George is now under a severe thunderstorm warning this evening (June 10).

Strong winds, nickel-sized hail and heavy rain is predicted as thunderstorm conditions are moving eastward across Highway 97 south of the northern capital.

10:45 a.m.

There could be a lightning show in Prince George at some point later today (June 10). 

Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the northern capital, saying conditions are predicted to be favourable for the development of severe weather that could produce strong winds, large hail and heavy rain. 

"Large hail can damage property and cause injury," the statement reads. 

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. 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! 



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