Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region. Trevor Crawley photo.

Thunderstorm watch issued for the East Kootenay

Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm watch for the East Kootenay region on Wednesday morning, after an overnight storm lit up the skies around Cranbrook on Tuesday evening.

Condiitons are favourable for the development of a severe thunderstorm that may produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rains, according to Environment Canada.

The weather service is forecasting a high of 24 degrees C in Cranbrook, with a high chance of thundershowers in the afternoon and evening.

The thunderstorm watch alert stretches from the Okanagan into southern Alberta.



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