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Parts of Alberta saw a major cooldown accompanied by powerful storms Friday. What's in store for today?

After Friday's strong storms, what's the weekend looking like on the Prairies?

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:01 AM -

Friday night was an active one in parts of parts of Alberta.

It wasn't uncommon to have a sunny patch in Calgary while Edmonton saw torrential downpours and stiff winds, thanks to a powerful system that sparked rainfall and wind warnings in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Rainfall was uneven across the region, but where it was on the high end, it was torrential.

Very strong winds were also brought by the system, gusting more than 70 km/h in some places.

A cooldown also gripped Alberta and Saskatchewan. Edmonton, for example, only hit a high of 13.5oC, around 10 degrees lower than normal.

As for the weekend, there's more storms in store, although the risk of severe thunderstorms is relatively low.

"A trough an associated upper low will bring a chance of non-severe storms to a narrow, but elongated swath of the Prairies, stretching from northern Alberta to southern Alberta," Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said Saturday morning.

On Sunday, however, the risk in Alberta will be more widespread.

Non-severe storm risk will spill from the north down to central Alberta, while in eastern Saskatchewan, Regina and Saskatoon will be right on the edge.

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