Environment Canada has a weather advisory in effect for numerous areas including the County of Wetaskiwin as today’s weather conditions are favourable for funnel clouds.
Funnel clouds are expected to develop from Red Deer northeastward toward Lloydminster.
Environment Canada says these types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground, however, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak land spout tornado.
Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. Funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.