Rowan weather: Severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m.

Published 3:00 pm Monday, May 2, 2016

Update 3 p.m., The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for central and western North Carolina including Rowan County until 10 p.m.

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and large hail will be possible this afternoon and evening.


Tonight may be another loud one, when we have a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of tonight’s thunderstorms could pack a punch in the form of hail and strong winds. Heavy rain is also possible.

For this morning, we have a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, with patchy fog up until 10 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 82, with southwest wind at 6-16 mph, gusting up to 22 mph. A tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible.

Tonight’s low, with the higher chance of storms, will be 64. Winds will calm and come from the south at 7-9 mph. Up to a half inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday has a 50 percent chance of showers and storms, with mostly cloudy skies and a cooler high of 76. West southwest winds will blow at 6-8 mph. Expect a quarter to a half inch of rain.

The chance of rain Tuesday night is around 30 percent, with showers and storms mostly around 2 a.m. and into the morning. The low will be 55.

Even Wednesday has a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 and then after ! p.m. It will be partly sunny and a little cooler, with a high of 73. Morning winds will be from the west at 5-8 mph. Wednesday night also has a 20 percent chance of rain, with a low of 52.

And Thursday has a 30 percent chance of showers after noon. It will be mostly sunny and cooler again, with a high of 67. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 47.

Friday looks mostly sunny with a high of 69 and a low of 50.

And if you are already looking forward to the weekend, Saturday should be mostly sunny and 73, with a low of 51.

Sunday should be mostly sunny, too, with a high of 80.