Thunderstorms forecast for the Okanagan and Shuswap for Tuesday

Thunderstorms forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

A 70 per cent chance of rain is forecast for Tuesday

Thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday right across the Okanagan and north into the Shuswap.

Environment Canada is forecasting a 70 per cent chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorm in the evening. Wind will pick up to 30 km/hr, but begin clearing about midnight.

Temperatures will dip to about 8 C overnight, warming to 23 C for Wednesday.

READ MORE: Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy and a good chance of rain

Conditions in the Okanagan are tinder dry due to several days of warm temperatures, with the possibility of thunderstorms in the forecast there is a possibility of dry lightning.

There is currently a 250 hectare wildfire burning 12 kilometres west of Osoyoos is believed to be human caused.

READ MORE: Vehicle fire believed to have ignited South Okanagan wildfire

Two helicopters and 40 firefighters were on the ground as of Tuesday afternoon as BC Wildfire responded to what they have termed the Richter Creek wildfire.

Rain is forecast for Thursday and into the weekend with cooler temperatures around 20 C.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lake Country resident crowned takes gold at 55+ games

Les Gilbert demonstrated a dominant at the men’s singles championship 55+ games

Kelowna city council green lights new park charge

City wants to introduce a new development cost charge to create new parks

Kelowna boy returns to school after recovering from possible Xanax OD

RCMP investigation found the drug to be a form of benzodiazepine, commonly known as Valium or Xanax

RCMP seeking assistance to locate missing West Kelowna resident

Kasey-Anne Balaberda was reported missing on Sept. 15

Renovations underway for Tim Hortons at Kelowna International Airport

The Tim’s will remain open through the renovations but with a reduced menu

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Facebook group forms committee against Thompson Nicola R.V. crackdown

Group discusses issues with regional R.V. bylaw at recent meeting

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Most Read