Rowan weather: Nice, but windy again

Published 7:53 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We’re in for a beautiful day, with sunny skies and a high of 77. You will notice the wind from the south southwest at 6-14 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph, though.

That wind is contributing to increased fire danger from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Low humidity, dry fuel and the wind will combine to make outdoor burning hazardous. Save it for another day.

Tonight will be clear, with a low of 50 and winds at 7-9 mph.

Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high of 75. A 20 percent chance of showers moves in after 3 p.m. The south southwest wind will keep blowing at 6-16 mph with gusts of 25 mph.

Things get complicated Thursday night and into Friday morning. We’ll have a 70 percent chance of precipitation, which will start as showers around 1 a.m. and could include a thunderstorm between 1 and 5 a.m., and after 5 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 56. Winds from the south will blow at 10-13 mph, with gusts up to 21 mph.

Friday has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the storms before 8 a.m. It will become mostly sunny, with a high of 71 and calmer winds from the west at 6-8 mph. Friday night will be clear and chilly, with a low of 41.

It should be a good Easter weekend, with sunny skies Saturday and a high of 68. The low will be 46.

Easter Sunday will be partly sunny and 68. A 60 percent chance of showers is likely after 2 a.m., with a low of 56.

Monday has a 50 percent chance of showers and storms, with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 69. The chance of rain goes to 40 percent Monday night, with a low of 44.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 66.