Earth Day expected to be rainy, warm

Showers and a possible thunderstorm were expected Tuesday, with highs in the upper 70s before a windy and clear Wednesday.

The National Weather Service predicted an 80 percent chance of showers for Earth Day, mainly before 5 p.m. More showers could be possible between 5 p.m. and midnight, with about a 10th to a quarter of an inch of rainfall overall. Winds will be light at about 6 to 8 miles per hour.

Overnight there is about a 40 percent chance of rain, with temperatures dropping into the mid-40s and winds picking up with possible gusts of 30 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be sunny and in the mid-60s, with winds 17 to 25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

Thursday is also expected to be breezy and in the 60s, with rains likely to return on Friday before a clear and moderate weekend.

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