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Four things you need to know about Friday

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:17 AM - Wondering what you missed overnight or what you can expect for the day ahead? 

Here's your weather briefing for Friday, June 20. 

1. Premier visits tornado-ravaged Angus

Clean-up and recovery continues in the small town of Angus after an EF-2 tornado devastated the area earlier this week.


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A state of emergency remains in effect and Premier Kathleen Wynne is touring the area Friday.

Miraculously, no serious injuries were reported, but about 100 homes were damaged as the twister tore through.

Officials continue to survey the damage to determine if and when residents can return home.

2. One year anniversary of Alberta flood

Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating floods that hit southern Alberta.

The historic flooding prompted 32 states of emergency declarations across the province as the flows of three major rivers rose to almost 10 times their normal rates.


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While the damage was far less severe this time around, a significant rainfall event has left a lot of Albertans cleaning up from another deluge this week.

According to the Alberta government, as many as 500 homes experienced flooding after upwards of 150 mm of rain fell this week.

The good news?

The forecast is improving with lots of sunshine on tap today.

3. Rain/thunderstorm risk continues for the Prairies

A slow moving low pressure system over Saskatchewan brought showers and thundershowers to the southern regions on Thursday with over 30 mm of rain recorded in some places.

"Occasional showers and thunderstorms are likely again today as the airmass remains rather unsettled as this system slowly tracks through the region," said Environment Canada in a weather summary.

4.SUMMER!

Saturday marks the official start to summer and we're helping you celebrate with a look back at the 2014 Summer Outlook. Will this summer deliver the weather you're hoping for?

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