Showers Develop Tonight, Steady Rain Friday

Warm today, rain and wind Thursday

Call it soggy, miserable, yucky... or just plain wet! Total rainfall will range between 1 to 2 inches. Keep in mind, these are only timing estimates, but should give you a sense of when the heavy downpours will begin end.

Saturday: 70 percent chance of showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. The heaviest rain will taper back a bit by later this afternoon.

And Sunday's weather sums up the weather forecast going forward through most of next week.

We could get more mixed precipitation Tuesday morning.

Today: Tapering morning rain. It will make it to the coast during the midday and early afternoon.

Some developing lighter showers today will gradually turn steadier and heavier as the day wears on. Similar to the other regions of the state, the vast majority of rain is expected to exit by around 8 p.m. All the pollen in the air that's made your throat scratchy and nose stuffy? That changes to rain, too. Ponding of water on roadways may lead to unsafe hydroplaning. Areas of drizzle and mist are also possible throughout the day. Our weather pattern continues to look cooler over the longer term (next 7-10 days). With temperatures warming to levels like yesterday, the atmosphere will be plenty warm enough for thunderstorms to develop by early this evening, some of which could produce gusty winds and small hail.

Rain is moving through this evening and will linger overnight. Winds should be out of the west around 10 miles per hour.

The weekend is cool, damp, and cloudy with a few showers likely both days.

Overnight tonight, lows will not be almost as cold as this morning with temperatures slipping into the 40s.

About one or two inches of rain could spoil at least some weekend plans, with thunderstorms possible Friday night, according to forecasts. A few showers are possible tomorrow morning, and then there should be a break. We may even get some sun, but clouds won't be gone for long. Again, it will be clouds, breaks and a few passing showers.

Sunday will be drier, but cooler. Our Future Trak computer model has some isolated showers forming far inland this afternoon.

Highs on Sunday are expected into the lower 60s south, 50s north. The chance for additional showers ramp up by Thursday as temperatures stay below average for mid-May. Winds will relax a bit into the 10 to 15 miles per hour range with highs near 70. That's more reminiscent of late March or early April. Expect readings to climb a touch higher, in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Friday will mark the beginning of a attractive weekend across the Ozarks.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey.

A complex weather system is poised to invade the WBTV news area later today, throwing rain down on many for the commute home.

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