Weekend Rain Storm Chance Skids to an End with Sunday's Cold Front
Key to the weekend forecast: Yes. Rain & thunderstorms are expected at times. No. Do not cancel plans -- but know that we'll need to keep an eye on things through Sunday morning.
Saturday at the least brings an unseasonably warm, breezy, and humid day with highs topping off in the mid-to-upper 80s. A chance for isolated rain & a few thunderstorms (lightning, brief heavy rain) is around for the afternoon hours -- primarily 1pm to 7pm. A cold front is expected to arrive between 5am and 10am Sunday. A line of rain & thunderstorms will likely lead that front in -- strong winds & heavy rain possible. That rain chance abruptly ends by noon with clearing skies & breezy winds expected to wrap up the weekend (gusts to 25mph+ possible out of the north). After a quick dip to the 60s around mid-morning, afternoon highs should rebound to the mid-70s. Next week is quiet and cool -- lows in the 40s & 50s, highs in the sunny 70s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered rain and isolated storms. High: 87. Wind: S 10-15 mph, with gusts upwards of 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely after 4am. Some could be strong. Low: 66. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Sunday: Rain and thunderstorms before 11am. Clearing & cooler by afternoon. High: 77. Wind: N 10-20 mph, with gusts upwards of 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 52. Wind: N 5-15 mph
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley