The ridge of high pressure dominating our weather since last week, and keeping us off the storm track, is starting to loosen its grip across the region. As the ridge breaks down, a front out west will move into the state Thursday. After a stretch of hot, dry conditions for over a week, cloudy skies and the chance of rain will keep temperatures below 90 to start the holiday weekend. The best chance for showers and storms will be Friday and Saturday. The severe weather threat is limited, but we could see some heavy downpours. Projected rain totals from this system will range from a 1/4 of an inch to near an inch in some areas through Sunday morning. We know a lot of you have outdoor plans this weekend so keep checking back with us for more updates on this weather maker will impact your plans.
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