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Rain returns in a milder form

Scattered pop-up showers are expected Saturday through mid to late next week.
Scattered pop-up showers are expected Saturday through mid to late next week. Star-Telegram

You can expect rain for several days starting Saturday, but don’t be afraid.

This will be the kind of summer rain that North Texas is used to — scattered showers, rather than the series of lumbering deluges that hammered the state during the month of May.

“There’s a chance of rain in the area from this weekend to mid or late next week,” said Ted Ryan, National Weather Service meteorologist. “They’re pop-up showers, they don’t move very far and they kind of just die after they pop up.”

He said North Texans might get two inches in one area, and nothing a mile down the road.

The weather service website shows chances of rain ranging from 20 to 50 percent from Saturday through Wednesday. The 50 percent chance is on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, temperatures won’t feel cooler, despite the moisture, Ryan said.

“It’s going to bring in higher moisture, so even though the air temperature is not going to get as warm, it’s probably going to feel just about as hot,” he said.

High temperatures for the same period range from 88 to 91 degrees.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of rain, mostly before 1 p.m. Friday’s overnight low is expected to be 73 degrees and the high Saturday near 87 degrees.

Judy Wiley, 817-390-7843

Twitter: @judygwiley

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