The Weather Advisory for possible funnel clouds has been cancelled.

Environment Canada announced the cancellation shortly before 6:00 p.m.

Environment Canada had earlier issued a warning for possible funnel clouds at 2:18 p.m.

Here's the rest of the long weekend forecast:


Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. 60 percent chance of flurries along the foothills late this evening and after midnight. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 2. 


Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 11. UV index 4 or moderate. Low of 0°.

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers in the evening and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing after midnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low zero with patchy frost.


A mix of sun and cloud. High 17.


The original story is below:

Environment Canada issued a Weather Advisory this afternoon.

"Funnel clouds are possible this afternoon" was issued at 2:18 p.m.

This is for the Okotoks, High River, and Claresholm area and corridor.

"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. 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.

Go to the Okotoks Online weather page for the latest information.