Slim chance of rain this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

Allison Smith brought out an umbrella to use as defense against the sunshine yesterday. . She and friend Lindsay Mitchell were sitting patiently while Mitchell’s children played at Robinson Park. | Stephanie Nelson/Star-News

Despite overcast skies Wednesday, there is no rain in the local forecast until this weekend.

Today will be sunny with a high near 81.

Due to lack of rain, warm temperatures and an expected drop in humidity, the county is currently under a fire weather watch, which means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

Forecasts from the National Weather Service show that as the weekend progresses so does the chance of rain with 20 percent on Saturday, 30 percent Saturday night and 40 percent on Sunday. Highs during the weekend will hover between 80 and 84.