First Alert: Thursday forecast

Increasing clouds Wednesday evening with temperatures falling back into the 40s. No rain for Wednesday night, but there will be chances for rain the next few days.

Thursday and Friday will have passing clouds with pokes of sun here and there. There will be a few chances for a few showers here and there. Not a washout, but you will need to keep the umbrella handy as rain will be off-and-on through the day. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

Saturday will be the main event. A potent system will pass through with a chance for showers and storms. Some storms could be strong, only a few look to be severe at this point. The main concern is for heavy rain and gusty wind. Rain totals will be mainly under one inch.

Behind the storms, much colder air will come funneling into the area. Sunday we wake up to temperatures in the upper 30s and only tag the low 40s for an afternoon high temperature. Monday will be even colder, with morning lows in the 20s and afternoon highs again in the low 40s. Overnight Sunday and into Monday we will likely be below freezing for about 12 hours and some of us may need to drip faucets.

It is a short burst, though, as Tuesday we warm back into the 50s with another shot for rain by next Wednesday.

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