Pride weather: Wet Sat. gives way to sunny Sun.

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The forecast for this weekend is a little frightful, but should give way to sunny skies on Sunday for the annual Pride parade, which steps off at 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service said early Friday that a cold front over the Mississippi Valley region would slowly push eastward, bringing a good chance of showers and thunderstorms to metro Atlanta beginning Friday night and continuing throughout the day on Saturday.

By Saturday night, the chance of rain will diminish to 30 percent, forecasters said.

The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with lows in the low 60s. Rainfall amounts overnight should be between .10 and .25 inch, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Similar amounts of rain are expected Saturday, when highs will be in the mid-60s, followed by lows Saturday night in the mid-40s.

Sunday should be sunny, with highs again in the mid-60s.

The Weather Channel’s Weather.com offers this:

Saturday: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 64F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

So pack an umbrella for the park on Saturday and hope the rain doesn’t happen for the Trans March (1:30 p.m.) and Dyke March (6 p.m.).

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