Update: Flash flood watch; Rowan weather: Rainy days and Mondays …

Published 7:57 am Monday, November 2, 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXPANDED THE FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE
ROWAN COUNTY THROUGH THIS EVENING.

2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY. GIVEN
THE RECENT RAINFALL OVER THE AREA…THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL COULD LEAD
TO SLOW RISES ALONG CREEKS AND STREAMS…AND EVEN SOME MAIN STEM RIVERS.
CURRENT RADAR AND MODEL TRENDS SUPPORT THE EXTENSION OF AREAS OF
EXCESSIVE RAIN FROM THE
SOUTHWEST INTO THE WATCH AREA.

Instructions: A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING
BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

With heavy rain falling, we’re starting out at 60 degrees and we won’t get far from that mark today.

Expect more heavy rain throughout the day, with a 100 percent chance of precipitation. The high will be 62, with a northeast wind at 5-9 mph. One to 2 inches of rain is possible.

Tonight, the chance of rain is 80 percent, but expect rain until at least 11 p.m., followed by patchy fog, with a low of 54. More wind from the northeast tonight, too, at 7-9 mph. A quarter to a half inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday will include patchy drizzle and a 20 percent chance of rain. It will be cloudy with a high of 62 and northeast wind around 7 mph. More drizzle and rain possible Tuesday night, with a low of 55.

Wednesday is the same old song, patchy drizzle and a 20 percent chance of rain, cloudy and a high of 64. And the drizzle sticks around Wednesday night, with a low again of 55.

Thursday will be partly sunny and warm, with a high of 72. the low will be 56.

Friday is almost the same — partly sunny and 73, with a low of 58.

And it’s back to a 40 percent chance of showers Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 71.  The chance of rain continues Saturday night, with a low of 47.

Next Sunday includes a 30 percent chance of showers, mostly cloudy skies and high near 59.

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