MILWAUKEE -- Weather conditions in Wisconsin Monday lead to several reports of funnel clouds developing over the state.
Early Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported on Twitter that funnel clouds had already been reported in Rosendale, Mequon, and West Bend.
While these funnel clouds can look threatening, these clouds are considered "cold air funnels," which are high-based, weak circulation that happens in a cool air mass. Developing well above the earth's surface, they rarely impact the ground, which is why the NWS has not issued any tornado watches or warnings.
1:21pm: Funnel cloud reports so far from Rosendale, Mequon and West Bend over the past hour.
— NWS Milwaukee (@NWSMKX) August 28, 2017
More funnel clouds are possible Monday afternoon and evening with any showers that move in, the NWS added.
Storm Team 4 meteorologist Jesse Ritka says it's important to stay aware of these funnel clouds, even if they don't touch down.
Funnel clouds possible today: these type rarely touch down but keep an eye out! #wiwx https://t.co/7rQXpCt9Eb
— ?Jesse ?itka ? (@jritka) August 28, 2017