Severe thunderstorm watch issued for entire region
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire East Kootenay, with several areas receiving heavy early morning storms.
Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.
Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.
Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!