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Another soggy and stormy day in the Prairies

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:37 AM - Saturday was ushered in with rainfall warnings still in place in parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, after a stormy Friday that brought hail and at least one confirmed tornado to Alberta.

The twister touched down near the town of Cremona, Alta, on Friday night, but luckily there was no damage reported, and it was only on the ground briefly.

It was just one aspect of the thunderstorms that rolled through Alberta and elsewhere on the Prairies Friday evening.

But in the eastern Prairies, heavy rain has been the biggest danger.

"Slow moving squall lines formed in southern Manitoba yesterday, dumping large amounts of rain over the region," Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm said early Saturday. "A low pressure system will intensify throughout the weekend, with rainfall amounts forecast to be highest along the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, with some regions seeing an additional 60 mm by Sunday night."

The Canadian Press reports Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg are under a flood watch, while flood warnings are in effect for parts of the Assiniboine River, all points along the Winnipeg River, Lake St. Martin and Dauphin Lake.

High water advisories are in effect for the Red River and the Saskatchewan River, and the Manitoba government has sent flood mitigation equipment to areas where localized flooding is possible.

The rains are coming from thunderstorms that are expected to pop up again Saturday, with the greatest risk in southeastern Manitoba and parts of central Alberta.

With files from the Canadian Press.


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