Photos: Funnel cloud resembles tornado near Vancouver

Environment Canada briefly issued an alert for the tornadic waterspout, which has since been lifted

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      A funnel cloud over the Strait of Georgia prompted fears that Vancouver could be in for a tornado late this afternoon.

      However, Environment Canada only had an alert out for a short time. It's since been lifted.

      But that doesn't mean the end of stormy weather for Metro Vancouver.

      In a special weather statement, Environment Canada says residents can expect strong winds from the southeast from Monday (November 8) to Tuesday (September 9).

      "There remains some uncertainty as to the exact strength of these winds as some weather prediction models are suggesting the potential for a secondary low pressure system to cross Vancouver Island, south of the main low pressure system," the national weather forecaster stated. "In this scenario, the winds will be at their strongest and warning level criteria will be met."

      Below, you can see some of the social-media images of today's weather event.