You can expect mostly clear skies Friday evening as temperatures cool into the upper 50's by 10 p.m. By late evening and overnight, clouds will develop along with a few showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. Overnight lows will fall down in the upper 40's to low 50's.
Over the weekend our storm system promises to bring us good-soaking rains by Sunday night into Monday. The main storm system will still be out to the west on Saturday and most of Sunday so we're only expecting scattered showers & thunderstorm chances. On Saturday, we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds with a south breeze at 15-30 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms chances will continue throughout the day with the highest chances in the northwest. Sunday will be much of the same with mostly cloudy skies, south winds and a few showers and thunderstorms. There will be plenty of dry hours through the weekend and some places will stay completely dry. So don't cancel those outdoors plans as our best chance of widespread rain doesn't arrive until Sunday night.
This is with the main storm system that will move through the area by Monday evening. This will likely cause widespread rain and storms to move across the area Sunday into Monday. Some of that rain could be heavy. It's a little too early to get into too much detail on how much rain will fall, but indications are that some areas could easily see more than an inch of rain by Monday night.
Matt Mahler and I will have the latest over the weekend, but I know all of us hope for some heavy rains to head our way so we can kick this drought out of here. Every drop helps!