Going out this weekend? Take an umbrella

It may be a soggy weekend for those headed to football games, festivals and the State Fair.

Rain is expected to move into North Texas late today and continue for much of Saturday.

"Right now, if you've got weekend plans outdoors [tonight] and during the day on Saturday, you could get wet," National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Martello said. "It's probably not going to rain the whole time, but most will see rain."

Most areas are expected to get a half-inch to an inch, but others might see up to 2 inches. The heaviest rainfall is expected late tonight and part of Saturday.

No flooding is expected, simply because the ground is parched from the recent run of dry weather.

The rain may end in time for Saturday night's events, but it's unclear how quickly it will move out.

"It is a very slow-moving system, but we think it will start moving out at some point Saturday," Martello said. "It will be a good rainfall, and just about everyone needs it."

One side benefit will be a return of milder temperatures. Forecasters aren't guaranteeing that 90-degree temperatures are gone for good, but none are predicted for the next week.

"Right now, we are not advertising any," Martello said.

Bill Hanna, 817-390-7698

Twitter: @fwhanna

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