• Chance of showers through Friday as summertime heat builds

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  • Rain and thunderstorms are possible for the next 48 hours or so, and then the weekend brings several days with highs in the low 90s.
    The National Weather Service says there’s a modest chance of thundershowers – not expected to be severe – this afternoon and evening, and then again after midnight and throughout Thursday and into Friday.
    The forecast:
    • A high of 85 this afternoon, with a wind of 7 to 9 mph out of the south-southeast. The chance of rain is 20 percent, and any rain is likely to come between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The chance of rain this evening is 30 percent. Overall, rainfall of less than one-tenth of an inch, but that can be heavier in places. Tonight’s low is 68.
    • It’s partly sunny and warm Thursday with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 85. It’ll be windier, out of the south at 8 to 17 mph and gusts up to 25 mph. Thundershowers end by 1 p.m. Low of 73 and still breezy.
    • Friday – 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. High of 93, and not as breezy. Low of 74.
    ª Sunny and hot for the weekend. Saturday’s high is 92, and the low is 74, followed by 90/74 Sunday. The highs in the low 90s and lows in the 70s continue through Tuesday.
    National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/

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