Dreary, rainy weekend ahead – The Morning Call

So much for the nice weather. If you have plans for outdoor activities, this is not going to be your weekend.

Clouds and showers have spread west into the Lehigh Valley, as the remnants of the coastal storm brought heavy rain to the region last weekend moving west and north toward the eastern Great Lakes, according to the National Weather Service forecast discussion.

Showers are expected to develop later this afternoon, but rainfall should be minimal, according to the weather service forecast. Highs will be in the mid 70s with overnight lows in the low 60s.

The good news, it’s high pressure centered offshore results in more humid conditions. However, Saturday, Sunday, delivering more rain and even the chance of thunderstorms, according to the forecast discussion.

Expect high temperatures in the upper 70s both days, above normal for this time of year, with lows around 60.

The system should exit the region later Sunday, but the instability will persist into the new week as cold front moves in, with more showers and possibly thunderstorms likely again on Monday. These storms could be stronger than any over the weekend, according to the forecast discussion.

By Tuesday, high temperatures move back in, with high temperatures returning to the low 70s, more seasonable for this time of year.

Here is the extended forecast:

Friday

A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an feasible.

Friday Night

A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday

A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation in the thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall and thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

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Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 73.

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