End-of-week forecast

The end of the week forecast is still calling for the chances of severe weather in our area Friday.

The end of the week’s weather is expected to include a little bit of everything from the potential for heavy rain and flooding, chances of high winds and hail and maybe a tornado, a big plunge in the temperature and an opportunity to see a snowflake or two.

The National Weather Service forecast was calling for about a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and through the night, with a high near 68, a low around 61 and winds gusting out of the south as high as 20 mph.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 90 percent by Friday afternoon, with some of the storms potentially severe and with heavy rainfall, a high near 72 and a south-southeast wind gusting as high as 30 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe and with heavy rainfall, will continue through late Friday night with west-southwest winds shifting to the north-northwest at up to 30 mph and a low around 33 degrees.Chance of precipitation is 70%.

A slight chance of rain and snow is in the forecast Saturday,, with a high near 44.

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