Forecast: Rain chances on the increase for the Pine Belt

Source Fred Hunter  WBRC

There's a chance the long holiday weekend could turn into a bit of a washout - rain is in the forecast almost every day. Patchy fog in the early morning, but then partly cloudy skies with normal temperatures for this time of year.

Any shower or thunderstorm will fizzle out this evening; otherwise, partly cloudy and warm tonight with temperatures only dropping into the lower 70s overnight. We will see a few scattered showers and storms on and off throughout the day, but most of the day will be dry. Tuesday night, expect a low in the upper 60s.

The holiday weekend typical summertime weather is in the forecast with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon.

Monday night, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m., according to the weather service.

That trough of low pressure will drift to the southeastern part of the state on Sunday and will help trigger an afternoon or early evening storm on Sunday.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

It will try to dry out somewhat Friday, but since a front will be close to the area Friday there will still be a threat for a few scattered showers and storms.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

This storm will be near Meriden and Durham around 6:55, Middletown and Killingworth around 7:00, Cromwell around 7:10 and East Hampton and Portland around 7:15 p.m. Winds won't be much of an issue either, expect gusts down to 5-10 miles per hour.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Highs will be in the lower 90s with a 30 percent chance of rain.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s with a 40 percent chance of rain.

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