First Alert: Weekend forecast

First Alert: Weekend forecast

The few clouds and stray showers from earlier this afternoon will continue to clear out overnight. Temperatures will fall back into the 80s after sundown and into the 70s overnight. No real threat for rain tonight.

Saturday will be mostly dry, too. Highs will be in the mid-90s with a southeast wind. We will hold on to a 20-percent chance for rain, but don't cancel any plans.

Sunday may be a different story. Afternoon highs will top out around 90 degrees, but there will be extra clouds and extra chances for rain. Storms will develop around lunchtime and be with us through the late evening hours. The chance for rain Sunday is around 50 to 60 percent. At this point, severe weather isn't anticipated. Just heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty wind.

Monday will be a repeat performance from Mother Nature. Highs will top out around 90 with about a 50 to 60 percent chance for rain. Again, severe weather isn't anticipated.

Tuesday looks to be a bit drier with highs in the low 90s and a 30 percent chance for rain.

By Wednesday and Thursday of next week, the rain chances bump back up to around 40 percent. These may be tropical rains, so flash flooding may also be a concern, but it is a little too early to tell for certain. Highs will be in the low 90s.

In the tropics, we continue to monitor one wave near the Greater and the Lesser Antilles and another developing area near Central America. Neither poses any imminent threat to the Pine Belt.

Copyright 2019 WDAM. All rights reserved.