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Rowan weather: It’s a bad air day

A little rain fell in Rowan County last night. There was one really loud clap of thunder that surprised a lot of people. Because of the rain, there may be some fog around.

We have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 90 again. A light breeze will blow from the north.

Unfortunately, we are under an air quality alert today until 9 p.m., meaning there is a high concentration of ground level ozone that may affect children, the elderly and those with breathing problems such as asthma, as well as the general public. You may want to limit your time outdoors today.

Tonight also has a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 67.

For Friday, it’s up to a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly after 3 p.m. Patchy fog is likely before 8 a.m. It will be partly sunny and 89 with a north wind of 5-7 mph. Friday night also has a 30 percent chance of rain, with a low of 67.

The holiday weekend is mixed. Saturday has a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, and will be mostly cloudy, with a cooler high of 82. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday night, with a low of 66.

Sunday should be a beautiful day, with partly sunny skies and a high of 82. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and 65.

For Labor Day, look for more partly sunny skies with a high near 83 and a low of 65.

The heat starts to creep back on Tuesday, with a high of 86 under mostly sunny skies, and a low of 65.

Wednesday will be one degree warmer, 87, with mostly sunny skies again.

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