risk of rain

risk of rain

 and risk of showers; risk of thunder(-storms)
a chance of precipitation. (Used only in weather forecasting. There is no "risk" of hazard or injury involved.) And for tomorrow, there is a slight risk of showers in the morning. There is a 50 percent risk of rain tonight.
See also: of, rain, risk
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There is a risk of rain falling on to frozen surfaces at lower levels across Scotland and northern England with ice risk.
There should be some dry and pleasant weather in the north, but with a greater risk of rain.
These will be more persistent in the South West and there is the risk of rain for Wimbledon.
There will be warm temperatures of up to 24C and the risk of rain should mainly have passed by the time play gets under way.
The weather is going to break down on Saturday and there will be a risk of rain, which could be thundery," said Mr Burkill.
Models are showing mostly dry weather until March 24 followed by an increasing risk of rain.
A yellow weather warning is in effect, with the Met Office saying there is a risk of rain, wind, snow, ice and fog across large areas of England, including Merseyside.
While today is set to stay dry, though, there is a risk of rain over the rest of the weekend.
Rain can damage freshly applied asphalt, and road authorities prefer to avoid laying down asphalt when there is a risk of rain.
On Saturday there will be showers in the north, and the south is also at risk of rain.
There is a risk of rain on Tuesday as well, with the NCMS saying: "Hazy, partly cloudy to cloudy at times weather, clouds amount will continue increasing during morning period, with a chance of rain fall, especially over far northern and eastern areas, another slight drop in temperature.
Today is forecast start dry but a few showers will break out and there is a risk of rain arriving during the afternoon and evening, especially in the south, east, and into Powys.
Temperatures are set to shoot up to the mid 70s again on Tuesday and Wednesday but it will feel extremely humid with a risk of rain.
There is a reduced risk of rain in North Wales and the temperature will be on average 22/23degC.
Most of the UK will experience widespread sunshine, though further north there is a risk of rain at time, especially in north-west Scotland today, Ratcliffe added.