Your forecast for Saturday, August 10, 2019. (Pixabay)

Your forecast for Saturday, August 10, 2019. (Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: severe thunderstorm watch in effect

Environment Canada warns of severe thunderstorms for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

Today’s weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

Cover your dog’s ears, we could be in for a long day (and night) of severe thunderstorms. Environment Canada reminds us that the heavy downpours that often come with intense thunderstorms can cause water pooling on roads, and “when fire roars, go indoors!”

There is also an air quality alert: the Smoky Skies bulletin has been expanded to the entire southeastern BC Interior. The change in weather today is likely to move smoke from the Eagle Bluff fire near Oliver to further reaches.

In Kelowna: Cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of rain this morning, followed by showers and a few thunderstorms in the late morning hours. There’s a risk of severe thunderstorm this afternoon. The high is 28 C with 76 per cent humidity.

Tonight: More showers and thunderstorms, and more risk of severe thunderstorms this evening. About 15 mm of rain and a low of 16 C.

In Vernon: Cloudy skies wit ha 30 per cent chance of rain this morning. A few thunderstorms will roll in late this morning, with risk of more severe thunder this afternoon. Your high is 28 C with 59 per cent humidity.

Tonight: Showers and potentially severe thunderstorms this evening. Expect 15 mm of rain. Low 16 C.

In Penticton: Mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers this morning. Thunderstorms roll in towards late morning, and the afternoon could see severe thunderstorms. Local smoke is still in the air. The high is 29 C with 69 per cent humidity.

Tonight: A risk of severe thunderstorms in the evening. Low 18 C.

In Salmon Arm: A mix of sun and cloud this morning, becoming overcast just before noon with 60 per cent chance of showers and thunder this afternoon. A high of 28 C with 95 per cent humidity.

Tonight: Showers, with thunderstorms going from about 6 p.m. onward. Low 16 C.

Wildfire Update:

Winds have begun to push the Eagle Bluff fire north for the first time – in the direction of communities. That said, the fire didn’t show much growth yesterday and crews have been busy doing planned ignitions.

Read More: Wind pushes Eagle Bluff wildfire north


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Environment Canada weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that’s ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov - AFP)
Interior Health reports 66 new COVID-19 infections

570 cases are active; 18 in hospital

The real estate market is brisk in the South Okanagan, with home prices increasing according to November, 2020 statistics. (Contributed)
House prices rise while supply is limited in South Okanagan

Real estate market active, according to November statistics from South Okanagan Real Estate Board

santa.
Morning Start: Santa Claus has an official pilot’s license

Your morning start for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 uses walking sticks while walking up a hill, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Interior Health reports 83 more COVID-19 infections overnight

46 cases are now associated with a COVID-19 community cluster in Revelstoke

(Google Maps)
Osoyoos Credit Union staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The credit union made the announcement Dec. 1

An Enderby restaurant and pub was shut down Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2020 as a precaution after a guest reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. (Howard Johnson photo)
North Okanagan pub reopens after COVID-19 scare

After a guest reportedly tested positive for the virus, staff test results came back negative

Alix Longland
Trauma resources ready for North Okanagan refugees

Family Resource Centre working with UBCO social work grad to reach out to local refugees

Elkhart Gas Station, located on Highway 97C about 60 kilometres west of Peachland, opened in November 2020. (Google maps)
The Okanagan Connector now has a gas station

The highway previously ran for over 117 kilometres without a place to fuel up

The Hughes’ Grinch was stolen from their front yard Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The Santa suit the Grinch is wearing is 50 years old and has sentimental value. It was once worn by April Hughes’ dad. (Hughes photo)
Grinch stolen from Penticton home is ‘irreplaceable’

The Hughes have had a Christmas display for 25 years on Grandy Avenue in Penticton

Midway RCMP’s Cpl. Phil Peters spoke at Greenwood’s city council meeting Monday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
B.C. Mountie builds fire to warm suspect with hypothermia prior to rescue

Cpl. Phil Peters said the civilian helped police track, apprehend and eventually rescue the suspect

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Revelstoke COVID-19 cluster linked to non-essential travel: Horgan

There have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in the community

Students at Lavington Elementary crammed a car full of non-perishables for those in the community facing food insecurity. Spearheaded by teacher January Peebles (left), the donations were picked up by Give LUCK founder Myrika Godard, who works to connect donors with donees in the North Okanagan. (Give LUCK photo)

Most Read