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2:33 p.m. Rowan weather: Strong thunderstorm crossing county

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT
SOUTHEASTERN ROWAN COUNTY UNTIL 300 PM EDT…

AT 226 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH
INTENSE LIGHTNING OVER SALISBURY…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE… SALISBURY…CHINA
GROVE…SPENCER…GRANITE QUARRY…ROCKWELL…FAITH… HIGH ROCK
LAKE AND GOLD HILL.

IN ADDITION TO INTENSE LIGHTNING…PEA SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS UP TO
40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF OUTDOORS…TRY TO
GET INDOORS OR INTO A HARD TOPPED VEHICLE. OTHERWISE…STAY AWAY FROM
OPEN AREAS AND ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES. WHEN INDOORS…
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND DOORS AND AVOID USING WIRED ELECTRONIC
DEVICES. DO NOT TAKE A SHOWER OR BATH. TRY TO UNPLUG UNNECESSARY
APPLIANCES BEFORE THE STORM APPROACHES.

This afternoon, we’ll have the same 30 percent chance of showers and storms that we had yesterday, and a chance that some storms could become severe, with lots of lightning, high winds and torrential rain.

Otherwise, it will be partly sunny and 90, with west wind at 3-8 mph. Tonight also has a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, with patchy fog forming around 5 a.m. The low will be 72, with west southwest wind at 3-5 mph.

Thursday has the usual 30 percent chance of rain, too, It will be partly sunny and 94, with southwest wind at 5-9 mph in the morning. The heat index could be dangerously high. Thursday night’s low will be 74, with a 30 percent chance of storms and showers and west southwest wind at 5-7 mph.

Friday’s chance of showers and storms is 20 percent, and it’s going to be very hot, with a high of 96. A breeze from the west at 5-9 mph won’t be very helpful with mostly sunny skies. Protect yourself from the sun and heat, drink plenty of water and check on the elderly and pets.

Friday night also has a 20 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low of 74.

Saturday has no mention of rain, but it’s still going to be very hot, with a high of 95 under mostly sunny skies. The low will be 71.

Sunday’s high will be 90, with mostly sunny skies. The low will be 70.

The 30 percent chance of showers returns Monday, although it will be partly sunny and 90. The chance of rain goes up to 40 percent Monday night, with a low of 70.

And Tuesday has the 30 percent chance of showers and storms, partly sunny skies, and a high of 89.

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