Big temperature differences Saturday with showers and t-storms, some strong

Weekend forecast: A little rain, a little sunshine

Scattered thunderstorms expected this afternoon across Cumberland County

Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper 40s in the north to the middle 50s farther south. Saturday will be warm and humid with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy - low around 71.

The weather service said there is a chance of more showers and thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday in the metro area. We're gusty at the moment and winds will remain breezy throughout the evening.

Sunday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile in southern Colorado, conditions will stay warm and breezy for Saturday with highs in the 70-80s.

Unsettled weather pattern comes next week.

Tuesday night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday is expected to be partly sunny in the morning. But that just means highs mainly in the 60s.

Temps overnight will near 55 degrees with NNE winds of 5-15 miles per hour.

It's all about the summer heat this weekend as a strong high pressure system builds in, allowing for near record highs over the weekend. There will also be scattered showers and thunderstorms mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Morning temperatures in the 60s area-wide probably stay in the 60s from the north and east during the afternoon, while popping into the 70s south and west of the Beltway. The extended forecast is in good shape with highs near 80° and dissipating cloud cover next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. The rest of the week brings cooler highs with increasing shower and storm chances.

A few spotty showers are likely on Saturday, however forecast models are suggesting that they will be very isolated and short-lived.

In addition, northwesterly gales may approach severe strength in exposed parts of the Canterbury High Country.

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