The rain that hit Southern Alberta overnight brought nearly half of June’s rainfall totals in one event. 

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, many communities in Southern and Central Alberta saw anywhere from 44 to 79 millimetres of rainfall late Thursday night. 

Wind gusts of more than 90 km/h were also recorded in some municipalities with Sheerness clocking in at 94 km/h. 

In the Foothills area, Priddis had the most rainfall recorded with 49.7 millimetres while Claresholm had the lowest with 26.5 millimetres. 

Okotoks and the Diamond Valley area recorded just over 21 millimetres while High River had around 20 millimetres. 

Environment Canada says most communities received about 40 per cent of their normal precipitation for June during the rainfall event. 

More rain could be on the way for the Foothills this long weekend as showers and possible thunderstorms are forecast for Saturday through Canada Day.