Thunderstorms are a possibility for parts of the Okanagan and Shuswap. (File Photo)

Okanagan Shuswap Weather: Rain, smoke and thunderstorms expected.

A special air quality statement has been issued and thunderstorms are on the way for some areas.

Smoky skies persist in the Okanagan and Shuswap region, but rain in the forecast might assist efforts to fight the fires that are the source of the smoke.

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for the Okanagan and Shuswap regions. The bulletin states that a change in the weather has resulted in smoke being drawn into more areas. It is unclear how much of the smoke is coming from the Eagle Bluff fire near Oliver. The bulletin states that Environment Canada’s smoke transportation models show smoke from fires in Washington State is drifting into B.C.

Read More: Letter: Rude runner riles dog walker on Salmon Arm trail

Read More: ‘It’s not always a big, ugly mole’: B.C. doctor urges sunscreen, shade to prevent skin cancer

Region-wide cloud cover and a chance of precipitation may be good news for those battling the blaze at Eagle Bluff and other fires in the region.

The forecast for Salmon Arm calls for a cloudy day bringing with it a 60 per cent chance of showers; a possible thunderstorm is called for this afternoon.

Vernon can also expect a 60 per cent chance of showers and a risk of thunder and lightning.

There is no thunderstorm forecasted for Kelowna, but the area can expect a few showers this morning followed by a mainly cloudy day.

Read More: Shuswap resident on the clock for air cadets

Read More: Cat rescue picked to receive ‘Good Fuel Day’ funds

The Penticton area can expect a few showers late this morning and then a mainly cloudy day with a 40 per cent chance of showers. A thunderstorm is a possibility this morning and winds may gust as high as 40 km/h this afternoon.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Summerland college operated from 1906 to 1915

Ritchie Hall and Morton Hall were constructed for Okanagan Baptist College

South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause

H.E.C.K. recently gifted 47 rotten teeth to a search and rescue group in the area

Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen considering agreement with wine region in southern France

Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop

Downtown event on Dec. 14 will feature local beverages

Noxious odour detected at Summerland Health Centre

Staff felt nauseous following incident on morning of Dec. 5

Video: Magicians and Bubble Wonders highlight Penticton Shriners Variety Show

The annual fundraiser filled the Cleland Community Theatre on Sunday.

West Kelowna house fire demonstrates danger posed by candles

West Kelowna Fire Rescue says an unattended candle caused the Sunday afternoon fire.

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

Slippery sections reported on Okanagan and Shuswap highways

Some sections of the Trans-Canada highway have black ice on them.

Most Read