Saskatchewan received its first bout of severe summer weather as storms swept through the southwestern regions of the province on Tuesday.
The weather system prompted several alerts from Environment Canada.
The agency warned residents in Swift Current, Maple Creek, Shaunavon, Leader, Kindersley, Rosetown and surrounding areas about the potential for weak-rotation funnel clouds throughout the afternoon.
“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,” the alert said.
Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were also issued for the extreme southwest corner of the province. The advisory warned of the potential for quarter-sized hail.
A complete list of the areas covered by the watches and warnings can be found here.