Thunderstorm watch and rainfall warning for Grand Forks

There is heavy rain and thunderstorms expected for the Boundary region and the Grand Forks area tonight.

Editor’s note: It seems Grand Forks avoided the heavy rainfall and thunderstorms on Saturday night.

There is a rainfall warning and thunderstorm watch on for the Boundary region and Grand Forks.

According to Environment Canada and the Weather Network, there is significant rainfall expected for areas of the southern and central interior.

“A slow-moving low pressure system situated off the coast of Washington state will continue to produce showers at times heavy over portions of the B.C. interior. Additional rainfall amounts up to 20 mm can be expected especially near thunderstorms tonight. Another 10 to 15 mm of rain is likely on Sunday over parts of the Kootenay and Columbia regions,” read a warning on the Environment Canada website.

“Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms over much of the Kootenays, Columbias, southern and central interior this evening. These storms have the potential risks of heavy downpour, gusty winds and large hail,” it went on to say.

Environment Canada advises monitoring weather conditions and listening for updated statements.

As of 4:11 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, the Weather Network forecasted a high of 16 C for Saturday evening with 88 per cent relative humidity and a 40 per cent probability of precipitation (POP).

For Saturday night into Sunday morning, a high of 10 C was forecast, with 100 per cent relative humidity and a 70 per cent POP