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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Kamloops

As of 5:45 p.m. on May 16, the storm was near Paul and Pinantan lakes and moving south-southeast
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Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Kamloops area as meteorologists track a system that is near Paul and Pinantan lakes as of 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, and moving south-southeast at 20 km/h.

The storm is capable of producing up to toonie-size hail and heavy rain.

Environment Canada said heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops.

Advice is to take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall.

To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.