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Forecast: Sunny start; scattered afternoon storms for Saturday

10:42 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
A snapshot of severe weather pushing through the Bay area around 2:45 p.m. Friday.
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Saturday will start with mainly dry conditions and mostly sunny skies.  Afternoon storms will start to fire up around 2PM along the west coast sea breeze and will drift toward the beaches. 

Rain coverage will decrease this weekend with temperatures on the rise.  Sunday will be drier than Saturday with the approach of a upper level low over the Bahamas. This will first lower rain chances Sunday and Monday before helping to increase stronger storms Tuesday after it crosses Florida and moves into the Gulf next week.

Overnight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. East southeast wind 9 to 11 mph.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 99. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.