NOAA: Rainy week ahead in our area

A rainy week is ahead, due in large part to now Tropical Storm Nate, which is forecast to be near our region by this evening.

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the rest of the week:

This Afternoon
Showers. High near 74. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 65. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Columbus Day
Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 79. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Showers likely, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.