(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat - Rainy weather persists across parts of Morocco this weekend, with cold temperatures on the Atlas reliefs, according to the National Meteorological Directorate. It will be mostly cloudy with possible rain in Tangier, the Rif, the Mediterranean coast, the north-west plains, the High and Middle Atlas and the surrounding areas. Cloudy weather with the chance of occasional rain is expected near Essaouira and northward. Minimum temperatures will range from -1 to 4 degrees Celsius on the reliefs of the Atlas; from 4 to 9 degrees Celsius in the Rif, the east, the phosphates plateau and Oulmes. High temperatures between 9 to 14 degrees Celsius are forecasted for parts of the Saiss, the northern and central interior plains, the Souss and southeastern interior areas. High temperatures between 14 and 19 degrees Celsius are expected on the east coast, the Mediterranean coast, Tangier and the Saiss, as well as in the northern portions of the southern Saharan provinces. Temperatures ranging from 9 to 24 degrees Celsius are expected in the Souss, the South-East, the southern provinces and on the central and south"