Environment Canada lifts funnel cloud advisories in Alberta

WATCH ABOVE: Global meteorologist Jesse Beyer's 6:30 p.m. weather forecast for Edmonton and surrounding areas on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

Areas near Edmonton and in central Alberta were issued a weather advisory on Tuesday afternoon as Environment Canada said “conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds.”

“Funnel clouds are possible into this evening,” the weather agency said on its website. “These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms.”

The advisory was lifted late Tuesday evening.

Watch below: Some Global News videos about funnel clouds.

According to Environment Canada, the weak rotation is not usually a danger near the ground but there is a chance such a rotation could “intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.”

For a complete list of areas in Alberta where a weather alert has been issued, click here.

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