The prediction was for possible thunderstorms down in the Okanagan, but not up this far. I was outside listening to dozens of loud thunderclaps a moment ago, and they continue unabated. The entire sky is so black (it's still daylight) that I cannot see any lightning. We are getting somewhat nervous now. Packing some things up just in case we got told to get out. Heaven knows I hope it doesn't come to that. Back outside again, but this time I can see the strikes. The rumble carries on for miles from now being very close to us and travelling to the other side of the lake. I won't be surprised if we get a downpour shortly (Yaay!) which hopefully will damp down all the fuel available for forest fires. The wind has come up, which usually goes hand in hand with thunderstorms.