The sun was shining brightly this morning but forecasters expect showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service forecast, the day will be partly sunny, with storms mainly later.

Rain may be heavy at times. The highs will be in the lower 80s, with northeast winds around 5 mph, increasing to east, 10 to 15 mph, this afternoon. The chance of rain today is 60 percent.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds 10 to 15

mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of rain tonight is 40 percent.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s, except in the upper 70s near the coast. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Sunday night should be mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s, except in the mid 60s near the coast. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.

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