Another chilly start in the 40s, but with sunshine temperatures will climb into the 70s this afternoon despite the northwest breeze.

Rain-free weather will continue through tomorrow and most of Thursday too. But once it returns Thursday evening, a chance of rain is in the forecast every day.

By the end of the weekend, most of the state can expect an inch with some places possibly getting two inches of rain. With showers and thunderstorms driven by daytime heating next week, most can expect another one to two inches of rain.