Conditions are favourable for the development of funnel clouds as scattered thunderstorms track through Moose Jaw and southern Saskatchewan today.

Environment and Climate Change Canada says, ‘Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon over southern Saskatchewan along a trough of low pressure.’

‘These thunderstorms will carry a risk of funnel clouds early in their life cycle.  Small hail and gusty winds are also likely.’

The weather agency notes 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.

Treat any funnel cloud sighting seriously. Should a funnel cloud develop nearby, prepare to take shelter. These funnel clouds usually appear with little or no warning.