Rain is expected throughout the weekend in Maricopa. Photo by Jim Headley

It’s about to get a little wetter in Maricopa as showers are forecast the rest of this week, according to the National Weather Service. Up to a half-inch of rain may fall on Saturday.

Today is mostly sunny with a high near 74. Tonight expect a slight chance of showers, then a stronger chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 p.m. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent overnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts are possible if thunderstorms develop.

Friday there is a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. then mostly sunny with a high near 71. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 49.

Saturday, a 30 percent chance of showers exists mainly after 11 a.m. The forecast is for partly sunny with a high near 71 and south southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. On Saturday night showers are very likely with a prediction of mostly cloudy skies and a low around 50. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 11 a.m. The day will be mostly sunny with a high near 65. Sunday night should be mostly clear with a low around 44.

Next week starts with a temperate, mostly sunny day with breezes up to 10 mph.

 

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