Due to a low pressure system making its way across Saskatchewan, Environment Canada has issued a funnel cloud advisory for the City of Regina and the province’s southeast.
While the rotations of the clouds are considered weak, there is the possibility a funnel cloud could touch the ground, creating a weak landspout tornado.
“With weak thunderstorms and without the funnel clouds touching the grounds, it looks like it’s minimal risk,” said John Paul Cragg, warning and preparedness meteorologist at Environment Canada.
Cragg said there have been sightings of funnel clouds around Humboldt and Estevan. He noted these type of funnel clouds don’t usually have a strong updraft associated with them.
“Keep an eye on the sky, keep an eye out to see if they do see a funnel cloud and if you do see (one) be sure to keep your eye on it.”
Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage, but they can still be dangerous.
Environment Canada said they can topple trees, damage roofs and toss debris a short distance.
He added Saskatchewan didn’t see many funnel clouds in July because not many low pressure systems made their way across the province, especially in the south.