JR’s Thursday Night Weather Report | Provide

Temperatures warmed up a bit on Thursday with south-southwesterly winds. Most of the area saw high temperatures moving easily into the 70s. We had sunshine here and there, but scattered showers and a few thunderstorms kept our skies quite dark at times. Rain with a few thunderstorms will continue overnight. A few heavy showers will certainly be possible. Overnight lows will range from the northern 50s to the southern 60s.

You’ll also need to keep your umbrella handy for Friday’s first game. Showers will persist as a cool front moves eastward. With winds blowing from the north for much of the day, temperatures won’t budge much. Highs for the day will fall into the low to mid 60 degree range. The trend for the afternoon will be a decrease in showers. After that, the clouds will start to dissipate a bit. Stronger clearing will occur Friday night.

The holiday weekend always looks pretty good. The best chance of seeing showers will come Saturday night. It won’t be a big deal, but we might see a few. Otherwise, we will have at least partly sunny skies every day. Light and variable winds are expected on Saturday, followed by southwest winds for the rest of the weekend. This will most certainly raise temperatures to summer levels. On ABC12 News, we’ll tell you how the high temperatures will climb and how long the hot air will stick around. -JR

Dale D. Schrum