Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo region. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch ended for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Hot weather is currently blanketing the region

UPDATE 6 pm:

Environment Canada ended its severe thunderstorm watch issued Monday morning with no storms materializing. A heat warning remains in place for the Williams Lake area.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Quesnel and Williams Lake Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

The watch is for Cariboo north including Quesnel and Cariboo south including Williams Lake.

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

Williams Lake is also under a heat warning, with a daytime high of 30C expected. Quesnel is currently not under a heat warning, but the daytime temperature there is expected to reach 32C, according to Environment Canada.

READ MORE: Heat warning continues into start of work week in Williams Lake area


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