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First Alert Forecast: Rain chances to increase Saturday night, Sunday

Late Saturday night and Sunday morning you can expect widespread rain with some embedded thunderstorms ahead of the next cool front.  Fall officially begins at 4:44 PM Sunday!  A nice stretch of weather begins Monday and lasts through all of next week.

SATURDAY FORECAST: An approaching cold front / storm system will boost rain chances to 30% for Saturday and near 100% for late Saturday night. Showers and a few thunderstorm will be advancing from northwest to southeast. Highs will approach 80 degrees and lows will be in the upper 60's.  The heaviest rain and thunderstorms are expected after 3 AM. 

SUNDAY FORECAST: Heavy rain along with some embedded thunderstorms are likely during the morning.  Rainfall totals of three quarters of an inch to one and half inches will be common.  There is very small risk of one or two severe thunderstorms.  During the afternoon it will remain mostly cloudy with some scattered showers.  Highs will reach the upper 70's.  Sunday night will feature decreasing clouds and lows near 60.   

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be partly sunny and cooler with northeast breezes behind the front.  Highs will be in the upper 70's with a slim shower shot (10%).  Canadian high pressure will control our weather for much of the week.  That means sunny and warm afternoons along with clear and cool nights.  Translation "perfect fall weather!".  Tuesday through Saturday will be sunny with highs in the upper 70's or low 80's.  Lows will range from the mid 50's to the low 60's. 

TROPICAL AREAS OF INTEREST:

- An area of disturbed weather about 300 miles south-southeast of Bermuda has a small chance to organize into a tropical storm during the next 48 hours.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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