weather warning

Flash flood warnings have been issued for the Okanagan region.

Environment Canada on Thursday issued a special weather statement to warn about the potential for flash floods in the region.

“A low pressure system will develop over the Southwest Interior (Thursday night) resulting in widespread showers with embedded thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts will be variable across the region, with 10 to 20 millimetres expected through Friday afternoon. Any areas affected by thunderstorms could see locally higher amounts in excess of 30 mm,” the statement said.

“These higher rainfall amounts, particularly if concentrated over the same area or over unstable slopes, may generate localized flash floods or landslides.”

Unsettled conditions are forecast for Saturday, before a return to sunny skies on Saturday.

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