DOWNTOWN — Rain could hit the city every day for the rest of this week.
The showers started Tuesday morning and they'll continue off and on through Saturday morning, said Jamie Enderlen, a National Weather Service meteorologist. An estimate to 2 ½ inches of rain will fall on the city during that time.
More rain is likely to start late Tuesday —around midnight — and it could last through Wednesday morning, Enderlen said. There's another chance of rain on Wednesday afternoon.
After that, expect rain showers Wednesday night through Saturday morning, Enderlen said.
"Doesn't look like we're expecting any severe storms," Enderlen said.
That means the city will get more rain in less than a week than it did in all of September. This year had one of the driest (and warmest) Septembers on record, with just .32 inches of rain hitting the city. The record low is .01 inches in 1979.
Temperatures will be a bit more seasonable this week.
Tuesday is expected to see temperatures in the low 80s, but after that temperatures fall to the low 70s on Wednesday, Endelren said. The city will hang around the 70s while the lakefront hits the upper 60s on Thursday, and on Friday temperatures will fall to the upper 60s.