The process creates wedge-shaped appearances. On very humid days the cloud can look ragged and dip low to the ground.
“It is important to note these cloud formations are indicative of strong winds,” Vrydaghs said. “You will usually feel a drop in temperature along with increased winds as this cloud and storm approaches.”
Wall clouds, on the other hand, are typically rain-free and will form with a strong updraft of a supercell thunderstorm.
“This rapid rise in air creates a lower pressure below the storms main updraft, forming this wall cloud,” Vrydaghs said. “Sometimes the rotation and vertical motion within this cloud can create a tornado.”