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Rowan weather: It’s not Indian summer

Even though we’ve had a pretty warm week, we cannot call this Indian summer.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we meet one criteria: The warm days must follow a spell of cold weather or a good, hard frost.

But, Indian summer days should be warm and hazy, with no wind and clear, cold nights. There needs to be a moving, cool, shallow polar air mass converting into a deep, warm, stagnant high pressure system, which causes the haze.

And it has to happen between Nov. 11 and Nov. 20.

Now you know.

Today will be sunny and very warm, with a high of 78, after a low of 43. An east northeast wind will pick up to 5 mph in the afternoon.

Patchy fog is likely in the early morning hours of Saturday, but tonight’s low will be just 50 degrees.

Fog should clear out by 9 a.m. Saturday, and it will be mostly sunny, but a good 10 degrees cooler, with a high of 68. Saturday night’s low will be around 54.

A 20 percent chance of rain moves in Sunday after 11 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 71. Winds from the southeast will blow at just 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night’s chance of rain is 30 percent, with a low of 58.

Monday will be mostly cloudy again, with a high of 64 and a low of 48.

Not much changes during the day Tuesday, with more cloudy skies and a high of 62. Then a 50 percent chance of rain Tuesday night with a low of 48.

Showers are likely Wednesday, with cloudy skies and a high of 64. The chance of rain will be 60 percent. That same chance goes in to Wednesday night, with a low of 52.

And Thursday will have a 50 percent chance of showers, with more cloudy skies and a high near 66.

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