Storm May Rain on Weekend Plans

A warm day today leads to a rainy weekend ahead

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    Check out the forecast with Meteorologist Veronica Johnson. (Published Friday, Mar 23, 2012)

    Don't wait another day to go see the Cherry Blossoms.

    While Friday should be warmy and sunny, a noticeably cooler weekend is on its way, along with plenty of rain and thunderstorms. Wind associated with these storms will take down a lot of the blossoms, so Friday is your best bet to see them in full bloom.

    Storm4 Meteorologist Veronica Johnson says that Friday could be the warmest day so far this year, with a high of 83 degrees expected. The current record high for March 25 is 85 degrees, and was set back in 1907.

    Rain is expected to develop after midnight on Saturday, and most places in our region may already be wet on Saturday morning. Moderate rain and/or thunderstorms are expected Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night and Sunday are also looking wet.

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    Johnson says that many neighborhoods will get around an inch of rain, but there is the potential for heavier rainfall and higher totals if areas get heavier thunderstorms.

    We’ll move from highs in the 80’s on Friday, to the 60’s on Saturday’s, and into the 50’s on Sunday.


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