FIRST TO ALERT: Decent rain chances over the next several days.

FIRST TO ALERT: Decent rain chances over the next several days.

The stretch of 90 degree days is behind us now as a more unsettled pattern takes hold through the extended forecast. A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will help our rain chances for the remainder of the work week, though rain chances will still look decent through the weekend and into next week.

As the weak area of low pressure meanders north toward the Southeast, rain and thunderstorm coverage will extend inland into the Valley, with the best chances over the work week (60-80); however, we're not talking a washout and consistent heavy rain—expect intermittent periods of light to moderate rainfall with embedded afternoon thunderstorms over the next few days. Rain chances stick around for the weekend, though the shower coverage drops to 40-50%. A little more sunshine works its way into the forecast next week, but clouds still linger overall.

The good thing about the wet weather? We're in need of some rain for the parched ground, and it will help bring our high temperatures down back into the 80s!

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