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It may rain on Stanislaus County's holiday parades this weekend

There's a chance it will rain on Stanislaus County’s parades this weekend.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Curth said an eastern Pacific storm system could make its way down to Modesto tonight. The storm is expected to break up later Friday, warming temperatures to an expected high of 61 degrees.

However, a second storm system from the Gulf of Alaska could make its way to the region during Turlock’s downtown Christmas parade on Friday night, when there's a 20 percent chance of rain.

Highs will drop to the mid 50s throughout the weekend and lows will be around 40 degrees, Curth said.

The likelihood of rain will increase to 30 percent Saturday, threatening to drench attendees at Riverbank's Community Christmas Parade and the Modesto Celebration of Lights Parade. There's a 30 percent chance of rain Sunday, too.

Curth said Monday should be dry and mostly sunny but a third system is expected for the area Tuesday night.

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