Alberta and Western Saskatchewan have been hit hard by a system dumping a huge amount of rain, with the city of Calgary declaring a state of emergency.

The system is moving over the prairies and will end up hitting the southeast, though that'll be decidedly less hard than earlier rains.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang explains just what the southeast has in store:

"It's going to be of the spotty variety. A case of scattered showers and thundershowers, so certainly a hit-and-miss type of situation. So as you get under a heavy thundershower you can get lots of rain, and if it misses you you don't get any, so that's kind of the situation.

That system also does extend into Manitoba, however much of Saskatchewan is in a dry zone - for the time being.

Lang explains that the rain mostly came out over the west so the southeast should fare well.

"Well they are all a part of the same weather system, so as the weather system moves through you'll have a better chance of some precipitation. That looks like it'll be sort of in the Wednesday afternoon-evening time that's sort of your better chance of rain," said Lang, "Rainfall amount with that, it's hard to say but most of it will have squeezed itself out so not too much with that."

Lang does say people should keep an eye out for strong winds that are forecasted to hit the area.

The reason that the southeast won't be seeing those flood-creating rains is the flat landscape of the area.

"The low-pressure system that's responsible for that is still the same low-pressure system, but what happens there is as the air circulates counter-clockwise around the low, and the low being in southern Alberta, the air is forced up into the mountains and it has nowhere to go but up," said Lang, "When air is forced up it enhances the precipitation, so that's why it's such a state of emergency out in southern Alberta. We don't have those mountains to contend with but it's still the same system."