Metro-East News

Showers and thunderstorms likely as weekend begins

Showers and thunderstorms are likely across the metro-east as the weekend begins.

There is a slight chance of showers during the daytime hours Friday, when the high will be 64 and winds will gust up to 24 mph.

The best chance of rain will come after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The likelihood of rain will increase Friday evening, with an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will gust up to 23 mph and the low temperature will drop to 54.

It’s likely there will be a break in the storms early Saturday. But there is an 80 percent chance of more wet weather after 1 p.m.

The chance of showers will fall to 50 percent Saturday night, when the low will be 50.

Skies will become partly sunny Sunday, when the high will be 61. Overnight Sunday into Monday it will be mostly clear with a low of 41.

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