A few dry days before weekend rain

FIRST ALERT FORECAST Better chance of rain Wednesday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST Better chance of rain Wednesday

Mostly clear skies continue tonight, with lows around 73°.

High pressure remains in control of our weather and that means continued hot & mainly dry weather through Saturday.

The rain chances get worse Friday and into the weekend with a 70 to 80 percent chance of rain.

There are two other tropical waves that forecasters are watching.

The first is located in the mid-Atlantic, 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Ship reports continue to indicate that tropical-storm-force wind gusts are occurring in some of the heavier squalls. "This will provide the area with increasing breezes and periods of heavy tropical rainfall Friday-Sunday". The NHC sees just a 20% chance it develops into a tropical cyclone in the coming five days.

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Limited development of this disturbance is expected during the next few days mainly because of upper-level winds.

The system is producing a cluster of rain and thunderstorms near the Turks and Caicos, and will slowly move northwest over the next several days. Chances increase to 60% within the next five days.

The good news is "slightly cooler temperatures" are possible this weekend from cloud coverage and rain showers, the weather service predicted.

Ireland and Scotland will instead have to contend with a fresh storm front that will drop plenty of rain before it scatters and spreads south.

Closer to home, rain chances are low for Wednesday. The opposite is the case for the EURO, where the operational run show no closed low and the ensembles do.

But, it doesn't look like the breeze is going to keep the heat away.