While the first half of June saw unusually little rain in the Kamloops area, Environment Canada says the second half is a little more routine.
Forecaster Doug Lundquist says, the dry conditions we saw earlier this month were more of a worry for wildfires starting than the thunderstorms hitting the region now.
“The lightning isn’t a good thing, but we want to get the rain, we do need the showers. And I was more concerned about the fact that we were missing out on our June rains at the beginning of June. And then going into the summer without the June rain is almost worse. You know, we do need the rain so if we don’t get much rain with these thundershowers over the next little while, that could be a problem for sure.”
Lundquist says, the Kamloops region can expect more rain throughout this week.
“We’re thinking that there’s the possibility that even today there could be more thundershowers, not as organized as we saw last night. And then later in the week I’m sure we’ll start to see more showers in the forecast.”