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B.C.: Another storm risk before a midweek soaker

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 8:34 am - A second day of thunderstorm risk Tuesday points the way to an incoming deluge

Some summer thunderstorms fired up in the B.C. Interior Monday, and there's more of the same ahead Tuesday. Beyond, an unrelated, moisture-laden system is set to make the midweek very thoroughly waterlogged. A drier end to the week looks to be in store afterward, but a cooler and more unsettled pattern lurks thereafter. For a closer look at what to expect, read on below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • More thunderstorm risk in the Interior Tuesday, mostly non-severe.
  • Pacific low makes for a rainy Wednesday, lasting into Thursday for some
  • Flood warning was issued for the Chilcotin River near Williams Lake, B.C.
  • Drier end to the week, but unsettled and cooler pattern beckons for next week
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: BIG WAVE OF MOISTURE INBOUND

Monday had its share of non-severe storms, and Tuesday also features some storm risk across central B.C., particularly the Prince George and Quesnel areas.

Just like Monday, Tuesday's storms are expected to be largely non-severe, with the risk peaking in the afternoon before subsiding for good into the evening.

WATCH BELOW: STORM ENERGY BUILDS

If you're in the dry areas Tuesday, revel in it while you can. Beyond, a moisture-laden Pacific low-pressure system -- actually more reminiscent of the sort you'd see in the region in the winter months rather than the summer -- is barrelling toward the province.

Though it won't bring winter-like temperatures, Wednesday will feature widespread rain, generally 20-30 mm for the lower mainland, though with as much as 50 mm in store for the hardest hit areas.

BC Rain

The rain lingers into early Thursday, and beyond, British Columbians shouldn't expect prolonged stretches of drier weather for the next little while.

"A drier day is expected for Friday, but overall, a cool and occasionally unsettled pattern is expected to continue through most of next week, with no sustained heat expected through the third week of July," Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham says.

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