Cool temperatures and a chance of rain are forecast for Maricopa this weekend. Photo by Adam Wolfe

Maricopa residents can expect to see scattered showers and temperatures in the low 60s throughout the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, stormy weather should move into Maricopa Friday afternoon and linger through Saturday morning. The storm system will accompany a cold front as well, so temperature highs should drop to the low 60s for much of the weekend.

Friday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies with a high of 68 degrees. According to the NWS, there is a 10 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and 40 percent chance of rain overnight. The wind is expected to pick up from 10 mph throughout the day to 20 mph overnight, and the overnight low should drop to 40 degrees.

The storm system is expected to linger in the area through Saturday morning, but blow out by the afternoon. Saturday is expected to be a partly cloudy day with a high of 60 degrees. The wind is expected to stay near 10 mph, but gusts could reach up to 15 mph throughout the day.

More clouds may move in Saturday night, but no moisture is expected. The overnight low is expected to drop to 34 degrees. Any sitting water from Friday’s storms could freeze and create hazardous conditions.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 61 degrees. The wind is expected to calm to 5 mph, and the overnight low should drop to 36 degrees.

Sunday night is expected to be partly cloudy. The clouds have the potential to bring rain, but no moisture is expected until Monday morning.

According to the NWS, next week is shaping up to be cold and rainy. The projected highs are below 60 degrees, and there is a 10 percent chance of rain on Monday.

More information will be available as the weekend comes to a close.

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