Conditions favourable for funnel clouds in parts of Central Alberta

Sunny, warmer temperatures planned for later this week

Look up to the sky and you may see the development of funnel clouds in and around parts of Central Alberta and over towards the Saskatchewan border.

A weather advisory is in effect from Environment Canada as conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds this afternoon and possibly into the evening.

“These are the types of situations where they do not normally reach down to the ground or we do not have a tornado in contact with the ground,” said Dan Kulak, meteorologist with Environment Canada based in Edmonton.

He added that these particular funnel clouds are caused in situations where there is a cool day combined with a fair amount of sunshine in the area.

“The key thing being the cool day with bright sunshine and some humidity which combines to a rapidly developing storm, which can create these funnel clouds,” he said.

After this cooler air moves through, Central Alberta will be seeing warmer temperatures, with Red Deer reaching a high of 31 on Friday and then back down to 22 on Saturday.

“Those are the days when you start thinking about the possibility of a bit more significant weather like the larger hail and the stronger winds, the typical Central Alberta July thunderstorm events that can cause some damage.”

Just Posted

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Furever Ours dance coming to Botha

Tickets still left for “Furever Ours” dine and dance

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Lee Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

Team Alberta adds nine medals on day two of competition at Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta had a solid day at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

PHOTOS: Canada Games action from the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Wheelchair basketball, short-track speedskating draw large crowds

Most Read