Rowan weather: Hot, muggy and more bad air
Published 7:52 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016
We have another air quality alert for today, which began at 6 a.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. It is a code orange day for ground level ozone, which may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.
Children, older adults, and those with asthma, heart or lung disease should avoid extended outdoor activity during the alert hours.
The next few days are going to be very hot, with a chance of thunderstorms.
Today’s high will be 92 under mostly sunny skies. The chance of showers and thunderstorms is 20 percent, mostly in the afternoon. Winds will be calm, leading to the poor air quality, for most of the day, then becoming west at 5-7 mph.
There is a 30 percent chance of showers and storms tonight, mainly before 10 p.m. the low will be a sticky 72.
Any of the thunderstorms could become severe, with frequent lightning, gusty winds and hail the size of quarters.
Thursday will be mostly sunny and very hot, with a high of 96. Winds will come from the west southwest at 8-14 mph, with gusts up to 21 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and storms moves in during the early morning hours of Friday. The low will be a warm 74, with winds at 5-7 mph.
Friday also has a 30 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon, with partly cloudy skies and a high of 90. North wind will be 3-6 mph. A lingering chance of showers and thunderstorms for Friday night, with a low of 70.
Skies clear for the weekend, but the heat will stay with us.
Saturday will be partly sunny and 86, with a low of 69.
Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 88 and a low of 69.
Monday will be mostly sunny, as well, with a high of 90. A 30 percent chance of showers and storms arrives Monday night, with a low of 70.
Next Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high of 88 and a 40 percent chance of showers.