Metro-East News

Time to soak up the sun — before the metro-east is soaking in rain

News-Democrat

Metro-east residents are waking up to a Monday that should see sunny skies and a high around 75 degrees, according to the National Weather Forecast.

However, rain is expected to roll in to the area starting at about 2 a.m. Tuesday and continusing through Wednesday night.

This week’s forecast for the metro-east from the National Weather Service:

Today ... Sunny, with a high near 75 degrees. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tonight ... A 20 percent chance of showers after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56 degrees. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday ... Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 degrees. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tuesday Night ... A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51 degrees. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday ... A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65 degrees. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday Night ... A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50 degrees.

Thursday ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 73 degrees.

Thursday Night ... Mostly clear, with a low around 57 degrees.

Friday ... A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Friday Night ... A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday ... A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83 degrees.

Saturday Night ... A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63 degrees.

Sunday ... A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees.

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