Dark clouds form around the Sandia Mountains overlooking NM 528 just after 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022. (Matt Hollinshead/Observer)

Dark storm clouds descended on Rio Rancho Friday afternoon, as some precipitation is projected to arrive soon.

The Sandia Mountains, overlooking NM 528, started fading into the mist just after 1:30 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service’s website, there will be a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Friday. Less than 0.1 inches of rain is expected, and scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue into tonight and into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Despite a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon, it’s projected to be mostly sunny with a high temperature near 91 degrees.