Weather: Rain expected Friday, sunny skies Saturday and Sunday

Don't forget your umbrella -- National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today and tonight.

Some of the storms could be severe. New rainfall amounts could be between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, with more possible in thunderstorms.

The rest of the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 76 degrees and a south wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight's low is expected to be around 58 degrees, with a west wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Skies should be clear gradually up on Saturday, with temperatures reaching near 74 degrees. Clear skies are also expected Saturday night, with temperatures dipping to around 51 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 degrees. The rain and thunderstorms could return Sunday night, however -- the chance of precipitation is 60 percent. The rest of the night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 degrees.