Weather forecast

The chance of rain hitting the region is expected to build into Thursday. (National Weather Service / March 5, 2013)

The chance of rain hitting the tri-city area will build overnight Tuesday, with the heaviest showers likely on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday began with low clouds, fog and drizzle, with conditions expected to intensify after midnight, when a 20% chance of rain is predicted across the region, said weather specialist Stuart Seto with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

The possibility for showers continues Wednesday and Thursday, jumping to a 50% chance Thursday night, Seto told the L.A. Times.

Forecasters expect more rain Friday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Expect conditions to clear up for the weekend, but temperatures will remain cool, mostly in the upper-60s.

-- Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times