Dampening rain, thunderstorms continue across B.C. Tuesday after stormy night

Heat, wildfires and poor air quality have been regular staples in B.C. this summer, with many communities having to evacuate and/or take shelter.

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After a night of stormy skies, the risk for thunderstorms will continue into Tuesday amid instability and an upper trough in the province.

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Tuesday

Areas: British Columbia

Timing: Tuesday

BC Tuesday storm risk Aug 29 2023
BC Tuesday storm risk Aug 29 2023

Weather: An upper trough will continue to impact B.C. on Tuesday, bringing the risk of showers and thunderstorms to the province. Heavy rain will be the biggest threat within thunderstorms but there is also the chance for some small hail, as well.

As thunderstorms are expected, there is concern that lightning can spark new wildfires as the ground is still quite dry in the province.

BC fire and rain total Aug 29 2023
BC fire and rain total Aug 29 2023

Wednesday

Areas: British Columbia, Prairies

Timing: Wednesday

Weather: As the upper trough shifts east, rain will continue on Wednesday but the risk of thunderstorms will shift east to the Prairies.

BC and PR Wednesday storm risk
BC and PR Wednesday storm risk

The rain that started Monday will continue into Wednesday. Up to 30 mm of rain is possible, which will help tremendously with the wildfire fighting efforts across the province. It won't completely alleviate the concerns, however, but it will help to clear the air from wildfire smoke and dampen the ground to reduce the wildfire risk.

Temperatures will become much cooler as the system works its way through the Interior by the middle of the week. Temperatures will go from feeling like 30 to around 20.

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