Warming this week leads to rain

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Your evening will be dry and cool with temperatures dropping from near 50 around 6 PM into the 40s by 7 PM. Don't forget jackets if you'll be out in that chill this evening. You'll notice clouds overhead, but they will not bring rain with them tonight.

The rest of tonight will be mostly cloudy and dry. Temperatures will continue dropping through the 40s. We can briefly drop into the upper 30s around 6-7 AM Tuesday, but the morning will become bright and sunny. Temperatures will climb through the 40s and 50s and into the low-to-mid 60s by noon. Continued sunshine through the afternoon will help to boost our temperatures into the upper 60s for highs. While we generally stay below 70 degrees, that 70-degree mark won't be far off. Tuesday evening will cool from 60s to 50s.

Our slow but steady warming trend will continue beneath sunshine on Wednesday. Thursday will be even warmer, but clouds will begin increasing ahead of our next weather maker. Friday will be warm, too, but rain will be approaching Friday afternoon.

Rain is growing increasingly likely Friday night through Saturday morning. Spotty showers may grow increasingly scattered Friday afternoon. Timing is subject to change between now and Friday. Based on current data, however, the main part of the rain looks to arrive from the west just after 9 PM Friday. It will sweep from west to east through the night and into the early morning hours of Saturday. We could still have some areas of rain around at 6 AM Saturday, but the rain will be starting to exit to the east at that time. Rainfall amounts will range from a half-inch to an inch.

While Saturday may start rainy, the rain will end up being salvageable as the rain will be limited to the early morning and exiting quickly. Afterward, the rest of the weekend looks fine. Temperatures will drop, so we will be cool, but we will stay dry through Tuesday.