Rain expected later this weekend

7:37 AM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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Saturday will be warmer with highs in the low 70's but skies will be mostly cloudy. Showers will be around 20% and more common over Highlands and Citrus and Hernando counties.  A front will stall over south Florida and this will result in a greater concentration of rain south of the Cultural Coast and the Heartland.   Low pressure moves across the state increasing rain Sunday afternoon and evening to 70%.  Rain will be greater over the Nature Coast starting this evening and Sunday.  Tomorrow most everywhere will get rain starting late in the afternoon and through the night.

Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. East northeast wind around 8 mph.

Tonight Scattered showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 58. North northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. East northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. East northeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 9 mph.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 79.


Meteorologist Mark Collins