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Rowan weather: Better days ahead

Don’t forget, we’re still under a winter weather advisory until noon today. Rowan-Salisbury Schools, North Hills Christian School, Salisbury Academy, Catawba College and Kannapolis schools are all on a two-hour delay.

Numerous accidents were reported in the areas of Julian, Peeler and Webb Roads around 6 this morning, but conditions have improved slightly, with fewer reports of problems. The bridges over I-85 had a thin coating of black ice.

Trees in the Salisbury area showed no accumulation of ice, and streets were not very wet. There is a thin layer of ice on windshields, but overall, the area did not see any accumulation. Rains overnight were light.

Freezing drizzle is still possible, with the temperature at 28 degrees, but the high will be near 40 today, with mostly cloudy skies. A light north wind will blow at 3-7 mph. Tonight is cold again, around 27.

On Thursday, there is a 20 percent chance of rain between noon and 4 p.m., but with a high near 46, that should not be a problem. Thursday night, clouds begin to clear, with a low around 29.

Friday will be a happy day for people sick and tired of cold and clouds. The sky should be sunny and we could reach a high of 50 degrees. Friday night will be cold, with a low of 28.

For people who have a long weekend, it should be enjoyable, with warmer temperatures and sun. Saturday’s high will be 51, with sunny skies. The low will be 35.

Sunday will be partly sunny and near 55, with a low around 31.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’ll again have sunny skies and a high near 49. The low will be near 30.

Tuesday continues the trend of sunny skies, with a high near 51.

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