Just after 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Environment Canada issued a special weather advisory for Red Deer, Ponoka, Innisfail and Stettler areas. 

Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today. 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.

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.