Updated at 7:19 p.m. Thursday, July 4th - Shortly after 7 p.m. Environment Canada ended the weather advisory regarding possible funnel cloud development over the Pilot Mound, Manitou and Carman areas.

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For the second time this week, Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory alerting us to the potential of funnel clouds in the Pembina Valley region.

The Weather Advisory now includes the Pilot Mound and Manitou regions, as well as the Carman area.

"Conditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today," noted the advisory. "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.