Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat but more rain


Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat but more rain

Rain is more likely for areas to the south and east.

Saturday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. The threat for heavy rainfall could continue overnight.

Friday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

We'll get some showers and possible thunderstorms this morning, then it will become mostly cloudy, then, by mid- to late-afternoon, it will become mostly sunny.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 78, the weather service said. Our best chance for rain today will be early this morning.

Madison's record precipitation for June 18 is 2.67 inches in 1998.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7 p.m. Any storm that forms could produce locally heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny and pleasant. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour. The rain risk will be 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

The greatest chances for storms in central North Carolina will not come until the end of the day and night. Southwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour.

Wednesday. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91 degrees.

Tuesday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 70 and a south wind of 6 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low: 72.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Tonight - A slight chance of showers before midnight. Monday night is expected to be mostly clear with a low around 59.