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Severe Thunderstorm watch issued for Vanderhoof

For the second time in less than a week, a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Vanderhoof.

Philippe-Alain Bergeron with Environment Canada says the rain should fall throughout the afternoon.

“We have a low-pressure system going through going the Central Interior today and accompanying it is a moist southeasterly flow so we get some warmer air and lot of moisture which will be favourable for the development of a thunderstorm.”

Bergeron adds rainfall amounts may vary depending on where you live.

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“Some areas might get very light rain but of course near the thunderstorms, you can expect 10 to 15 millimetres in a very short time.”

He also has some advice for drivers if they get caught in the storm.

“Slow down and to stay away from any flooded areas if there’s a localised area on the road this flooded. Don’t go, do not go through that.”

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