Phoenix weather: Rain in the weekend forecast

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- There’s still a chance for rain in the weekend forecast around metro Phoenix.

An approaching cold front from the Pacific will draw moisture into the state and, beginning late Friday, start producing thunderstorms in the mountains of Arizona. By Saturday into Sunday morning, there’s a decent chance for scattered showers around metro Phoenix.

Right now, the rainfall forecasts are indicating the Valley could see around 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of rain this weekend, though some areas will get more and some less. Overall, there’s about a 40 percent chance for rain on Saturday, the day when we’re most likely to see rain.

Much of the rain will be dispatched to the mountains. The same rainfall forecasts indicate areas along the Mogollon Rim could get more than an inch of rain. However, we’re not expecting a widespread outbreak of showers and thunderstorms for the entire state.

The other main impact of the Arizona cold front headed our way will be cooler temperatures. The Valley will see high temperatures through Friday around 100-104 degrees. By Sunday, highs will be in the upper 80s. And into the middle of next week, the high temps will be right around the 90-degree mark. That’s below normal for this time of year.