The chance for isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms that’s been the pattern all week is likely Friday and most of the weekend, according to weather officials.
Friday will see a high around 85 with scattered storms and a 30-percent chance of rain, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Jake Wimberley.
As a disturbance moves through the area Saturday afternoon, the high is expected to be in the mid-80s thanks to a bit more cloud cover, which is a few degrees cooler than the normal high of 90, Wimberley said.
The afternoon will also see a 70-percent chance of storms.
“Locations that do see rain could see very heavy rain for a short amount of time,” he said, noting the slow-moving storms could drop close to two inches of rain in about 45 minutes.
Though forecasters aren’t expecting widespread severe weather, Wimberley said, areas that receive heavy rainfall could see localized chances of flash flooding and areas with poor drainage could see some standing water.
“It’s something we have to deal with this time of year.”
While Sunday will also have a chance for afternoon storms, a cold front will move through Sunday night, “and will dry things out a bit.
“The temperatures won’t drop all that much … but Monday is looking like a dry day across the region,” he said, noting it’s the only totally dry day currently in the official forecast.
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