A series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches have been issued for parts of Saskatchewan Friday as a low pressure system moves in from Alberta.
While there are warnings and watches out, Environment Canada has also issued advisories for the west-central part of the province including Kindersley, the Battlefords and Lloydminster saying there is a possibility funnel clouds could form before the day is over.
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 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. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances.