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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 05/15/2008

Forecast: Rain Returns Tonight

By Josh Larson

More flooding a threat, but rain totals uncertain

*Flood Watch in effect this evening through Friday morning*

A weak frontal system and an area of low pressure will conspire to bring rain back into the picture tonight, especially after midnight into the first part of the day Friday. Unfortunately for sun-lovers, it looks like clouds will stick around on Friday and for parts of the weekend, though both Saturday and Sunday look predominately dry.


Increasing p.m. clouds. Mid to upper 70s. Rain tonight. Despite increasing afternoon clouds, temperatures -- aided by winds from the west at 5-10 mph -- will reach the mid to upper 70s. Tonight will be overcast, with periods of moderate rain moving into the area during the late evening or overnight hours. Expect mild lows near 60.

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend into the start of next week, and see our forecast for Sunday's Post Hunt.


Rain tapers. Cloudy. Low to mid 60s. Plan on a cloudy, rainy Friday morning. As the day wears on, rain should become more showery in nature. Expect cooler afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s (10-15 degrees below normal) along with winds from the north around 10 mph.

A few stray showers may stick around on what could be a rather breezy Friday evening, but I expect that most areas will be dry by then. Some clearing in the skies is possible overnight with lows from the upper 40s to the low 50s.


We'll likely see partly sunny skies and breezy conditions on Saturday with a chance of an afternoon or evening shower. Highs should be within a couple degrees of 70. Overnight lows, under mostly cloudy skies, will range from 50-55. Confidence: Medium-High

The Sunday forecast calls for mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a small (about 30%) chance of a few showers, especially later in the day. Highs should be in the upper 60s to near 70 with overnight lows in the mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

Tauntingly, just in time for your return to work on Monday, the weather will likely improve. Expect a return to mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low to mid 70s and overnight lows in the 50s. Confidence: Medium

By Josh Larson  | May 15, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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