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Rowan weather: Winter weather advisory

Now things are getting complicated. A glance at the forecast shows rain, freezing rain and snow.

We are under a winter weather advisory from 7 this evening to noon Wednesday. We may have a light accumulation of ice, with a little sleet. An advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will make travel difficult. Use extra caution on bridges and overpasses.

The temperature won’t change much today, except it might go down from the 7 a.m. temperature of 44. Today brings a 30 percent chance of rain, areas of patchy fog, and clouds, with temperatures remaining in the 40s. Winds will add to the discomfort, blowing 10-14 mph from the northeast, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Rain or freezing rain is likely tonight, with a 60 percent chance. If the rain starts to freeze, it will be in the wee hours of Wednesday. The low will be 28, with winds from the northeast at 8-10 mph.

Wednesday may start out with freezing rain, then change to rain later in the day. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 40, and winds will again blow from the northeast at 5-7 mph. Wednesday night will be cloudy with a low around 29.

Thursday dawns with a slight chance of rain or snow, before 11 a.m., then with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Thursday night’s low will be 28.

As a reward for making it through all that, Friday brings sunshine and a high near 50. Friday night will still be a cold 28.

It’s supposed to be sunny again on Saturday, with a high near 54. People will be coming out in droves to fight off the cabin fever that came with all the rain. Saturday night’s low will be 34.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 55 and a low around 32.

For the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, it will be sunny, with a high near 52, a good day to attend the various events remembering King.

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