Areas of southern Manitoba could see conditions that are favourable for the development of funnel clouds today.

Environment Canada issued a weather advisory saying, "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."

They say that if conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued. 

While landspout tornadoes do not normally cause significant damage, they can be dangerous and strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs, or toss debris short distances. 

Funnel clouds usually appear quickly and with little or no warning so Environment Canada reminds the public to take sightings seriously and to take shelter quickly.