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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch ends for Prince George

Earlier forecasts called for potential strong winds, heavy rain
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Thunderstorm. (via File photo)

6:05 p.m.

Environment Canada has lifted its severe thunderstorm watch for Prince George this evening (July 21).

2:05 p.m.

Environment Canada has once again issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Prince George this afternoon (July 21).

As of 2 p.m., the weather agency says conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms, potentially bringing strong wind gusts to the northern capital, as well as large hail and heavy rains. 

"Large hail can damage property and cause injury," the statement reads.

"Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year."

Environment Canada says severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce either large hail, damaging winds and/or torrential rainfall.

Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!