A weather advisory was put in effect for several parts of southern Alberta on Tuesday to alert people to the fact that conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds.
“These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms,” Environment Canada said on its website. “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 landspout tornado.”
All funnel cloud-related weather advisories across the province were lifted at about 8:30 p.m.
Watch below: Some Global News videos about funnel clouds.
Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of southern Alberta near Oyen, Hanna and Coronation shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
“Meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and heavy rain,” the weather agency said.
“This severe thunderstorm is located near Oyen and moving slowly eastward.”
The warning was lifted later in the afternoon.
Watch below: Global News meteorologist Jesse Beyer gives us his weather forecast for Edmonton and surrounding areas at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, severe thunderstorm watches were in place for areas throughout central Alberta on Tuesday afternoon. All severe thunderstorm watches across the province were lifted on Tuesday evening.
Watch below: Portions of Stony Plain were once again under water Monday night as a summer storm rolled through the city. This video was taken by Dena Woods in The Glens neighbourhood.
For a complete list of areas in Alberta that have been issued a weather alert, click here.
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