Forecast: Showers and Storms Saturday Morning

11:52 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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Showers and storms will increase in coverage ahead of a cold front through Saturday morning.  Expect activity to be less widespread between 1am and 3am, with better rain chances beginning Saturday morning around 5 AM.  We could see periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, and lightning.  Although the storms could be strong at times, they are not expected to become severe.  The line of storms will pushing south of the area by 1pm.

Behind the front, winds will shift to the northwest ushering in much cooler and drier air for Saturday night through Sunday morning.  We will stay dry through New Year's Day with another chance of rain on Wednesday night. 

Overnight   Scattered showers and storms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

 

Saturday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then clearing skies and turning cooler. A high of 73 degrees will be reached during the morning.  South southwest wind 10 to 14 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 9 to 11 mph.

Sunday Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind 9 to 13 mph.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East northeast wind 7 to 11 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 6 mph.

New Year's Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. South southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.