Heavy rain forecast pushed to Sunday, thunderstorms possible

The good news: Forecasters no longer expect rain on Saturday.

The bad news: Rain is almost guaranteed on Sunday, and now weather specialists say the storm will be more powerful than initially anticipated.

An official from the National Weather Service said Friday that residents should expect a 90% chance of rain downtown Sunday, and forecasters predict a half-inch to 1½ inches of rainfall again this weekend.

That’s the same amount weather service officials predicted a week ago when the biggest storm of the winter pummeled the area Saturday. This time around, weather specialist Stuart Seto said, the rain will arrive Sunday morning, and that by the afternoon hours thunderstorms could arrive.

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