Rowan weather: All the trees are brown and the skies are gray

Published 8:03 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

Weatherwise, today’s going to be a wash-out, with a 100 percent chance of rain and a chance for flooding and thunderstorms.

We’re paying for all that warm weather now. This cold front that’s moving in is bringing lots of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing periods of heavy rain that could swell streams and lead to street flooding or flooding in poorly drained areas.

This afternoon, thunderstorms are possible, mainly southeast of I-85, but some could have frequent lightning and gusty winds.

Otherwise, we’ll see some patchy fog and a high of 62. Winds will blow from the south at 5-9 mph, with higher winds in thunderstorms.

Tonight, the chance of rain drops to 30 percent, and mainly before 7 p.m. The low will be 48 degrees.

We won’t get too much above that for Friday, with clearing skies and a high of 54. More wind is on the way, too, from the west northwest at 6-11 mph and gusts up to 18 mph. A very blustery day.

Friday night will be clear and very cold, with a low of 28. More west northwest wind at 5-9 mph will make it feel even colder.

Saturday will be sunny, but 48 again, with a west southwest wind at 5-10 mph. A clear night will allow the temperature to drop to 27.

Sunday will be a bit warmer, with a high of 53 under sunny skies. The low will be 36, with some clouds.

Monday will be mostly cloudy and 57, and Monday night’s low will be just 46.

A 50 percent chance of rain returns for Tuesday, with cloudy skies and a high of 63. The chance of rain goes up to 70 percent Tuesday night, with a low of 55.

Wednesday, Christmas Eve eve, will be rainy again, with a high of 68.