Rowan weather: Another heat advisory — up to 105

Published 7:52 am Thursday, July 28, 2016

We’re under another heat advisory today from noon until 8 p.m., with the heat index around 105 degrees. High humidity and abundant sunshine will combine to make the day feel extremely hot.

The continued heat will make it difficult for anyone to cool off; heat-related illnesses could multiply. People most susceptible to the heat are small children, the elderly, people with chronic illnesses and those without air conditioning, so keep an eye out for family and friends.

Those working outside should take frequent breaks, try to get in an air-conditioned environment and drink plenty of water. Wear light weight, loose fitting clothing and protect yourself from the sun.

We have a 30 percent chance of showers and storms today, mainly after 5 p.m. It will sunny and very hot, with a high of 97 degrees. The heat index could climb as high as 106 degrees. A light southwest wind will increase to 6-11 mph this afternoon, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tonight’s low will be a very warm 75, with southwest wind around 8 mph. The 30 percent chance of rain will be mainly before 9 p.m.

Friday’s high will moderate a bit, to around 92 under mostly sunny skies. West wind will be at about 9 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and storms is possible.

Friday night also has a 20 percent chance of showers and storms, with a low of 71 and calming winds.

Saturday’s high will be 91, with another 20 percent chance of showers and storms and partly sunny skies. The chance of rain goes up to 40 percent Saturday night, with a low of 72.

Sunday’s high will also be 91, with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms before 9 and then after 1. A 50 percent chance of showers Sunday night could cool things off briefly, with a low of 72.

Monday will be partly sunny and 90, with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms. Monday night’s chance of rain is 40 percent, with a low of 70.

There’s also a 30 percent chance of showers and storms Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and a high of 89. Same chance of rain Tuesday night, with a low of 70.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny and 89.

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