May 25, 2017 2:02 pm
Updated: May 26, 2017 7:22 am

Weather advisory for funnel clouds ended in Saskatoon, Regina, central Sask.

Funnel cloud risk as storms roll through parts of Saskatchewan.


UPDATE: All weather advisories mentioned in this story have ended

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for the Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Nipawin, Outlook, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Wynyard and Canora areas for possible funnel clouds Thursday afternoon.

Story continues below

An unstable airmass located within an area of low pressure, combined with localized areas of convergence, will allow for continued thunderstorm development this afternoon, and as these thunderstorms develop, conditions will be favourable for funnel clouds.

READ MORE: How you can stay safe and save lives this severe weather season

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 this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.

If conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued by Environment Canada.

Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous.

READ MORE: Canada’s second and third tornadoes of 2017 touch down near Saskatoon

They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.

These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning and any funnel cloud sighting should be treated seriously.

Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter.

For the latest weather alerts download the Global News Skytracker weather app for iPhone, iPad or Android.

© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.