Rain is expected to move into the Augusta area this afternoon and could dampen St. Patrick’s Day celebrations Saturday.
Showers are anticipated to hit the Augusta area sometime after 2 p.m. and extend through the evening.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Miller said there is a slight chance for thunderstorms but severe weather is not as likely this evening.
“I wouldn’t say that the severe threat is particularly significant at this time,” he said. “We’re not anticipating any watches being issued.”
Chances for rainfall should diminish Saturday morning but will return sometime after noon. Currently, the chances stand at 50 percent.
“We’re currently reviewing that and may trim it to 30 or 40 percent for the CSRA,” Miller said.
The wet weather is not anticipated to have any affect on the warm weather. Highs are still forecasted in the 80s.
A 30 percent chance of showers will continue into Sunday.