Clouds have been dramatic over Maricopa. Photo by Kyle Norby

After a rainy week, Maricopa’s weekend forecast is for pleasant weather, though the smell of rain may return before Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service.

Today saw heavy morning rain that have a 50% chance of returning overnight. The low will be around 44 degrees F under mostly cloudy skies.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 67 degrees followed by a night of mostly clear skies and a low around 41.

Saturday sees a sunny day and a likely high of 69 amid calm winds. The overnight low may be around 41.

Sunday‘s forecast also calls for sunny skies and a high climbing to 71. The night will likely have partly clouds skies and, again, a low around 41.

That pattern is expected to continue until Wednesday, when there is 20% chance of rain and mostly cloudy skies in the forecast.