Rain chances to rise through holiday weekend

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The best chance for rain this holiday weekend will come on Sunday afternoon and evening with showers and thunderstorms ahead of a cold front.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. The high will be 87; winds will be southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Sunday features a mixed forecast, with partly sunny conditions and a high near 80 degrees. Note strong westerly wind gusts (around 25 mph) are possible from late morning until almost dinnertime.

Friday night - Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 7 miles per hour becoming southwest in the afternoon. Sunday, after another mostly sunny day, a stray storm or two could pop over the higher terrain. East wind 6 to 8 miles per hour.

Friday starts off wet with showers and cloudy skies.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Mostly cloudy skies will round out the workweek today, along with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers after 2p.m.

Mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible, with a warm and muggy high temperature of 81 degrees. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

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Tuesday: Partly sunny, milder, but still the risk of a shower. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

A 40 percent chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY.Partly cloudy. High in the upper 70s.

Saturday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. High near 59. East wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. After a brief quiet period under the influence of a weak upper ridge late Thursday, the flow aloft will shift from the west-southwest where it will remain in place from early Friday through early Sunday. Northwest wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. West wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. At Philadelphia International Airport, the strong band of storms forced a ground stop that delayed flights.

Monday Night: A chance of showers.

Thursday - A 30 percent chance of showers.

Temperatures: Daytime temperatures will experience a slight increase in many areas, but especially across sections of extreme eastern NY were highs will climb to the mid to high 70's.

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