A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most parts of the Cariboo today.
Environment Canada’s Doug Lundquist explains how we got to this point…
“We’ve had really warm weather over the last couple of days and there is a cold front moving through today, so it looks like we’re lining up to have all of the ingredients over the Central Interior that there is a possibility we could have severe weather.”
Lundquist says it is just a watch at this point and it could be changed to a warning later on.
As for tomorrow, he says the watch will likely end…
“When i look at the satellite picture, the front that is coming at us, the moisture is originating south of 20 degrees. That’s Hawaii is north of 20 degrees so it’s really tropical in origin, so we’re going from this tropical air mass to cooler air coming off the North Pacific. That’s kind of the ingredients that we’re looking at for the problem for today. Tomorrow will just be in that cooler air, so it’s less likely, much less likely that storms tomorrow or thunderstorms tomorrow will be severe.”
Looking beyond tomorrow, Lundquist says it is expected to clear up a bit on Sunday and we could see temperatures back into the low to mid 20 range and then up to the mid to high 20’s by the middle of next week.