Heavy rainfall possible Saturday in Oklahoma City

High of 77 predicted for Saturday with a chance of heavy rainfall in the afternoon.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm •  Published: April 27, 2012
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Those who plan to attend the Festival of the Arts and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon this weekend better bring rain gear.

There is a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Saturday and a chance for heavy rainfall Saturday night, the National Weather Service reports.

There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation Sunday, the last day of the festival and race day for participants in the marathon.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a high near 77. North, northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Saturday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely and there is a chance the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy with a low around 60. East, northeast wind 8 to 11 mph increasing to between 21 and 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Mostly cloudy with a high near 73. East northeast wind between 14 and 17 mph becoming light. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 59.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 76.

Monday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a low around 66.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high near 80.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 65.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 82.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 62.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 81.