Rowan weather: Flash flood watch until 8 a.m. Friday
Published 7:52 am Thursday, August 4, 2016
Although we haven’t had much rain, the flash flood watch from yesterday has been extended to 8 a.m. Friday.
Statesville had 7 1/2 inches of rain yesterday from a storm that set up shop over the city and did not move.
This morning, radar shows slow-moving showers in the mountains, but nothing near Rowan. But the atmosphere is very moist and unstable, so more storms and soaking rains are possible today.
The chance of showers and thunderstorms today is just 40 percent, but it will be cloudy, with a high of 84. East winds will blow around 7 mph. Tonight’s chance of rain is 50 percent, with a low of 70.
Friday also has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and it will be mostly cloudy again, with a high around 84. The chance for rain drops to 40 percent Friday night, with a low of 71.
Rain totals will generally be light, less than a quarter inch, unless a batch of rain decides to park somewhere over the county.
Saturday begins a string of days and nights with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny with a high of 90 and mostly calm winds, picking up to 5 mph from the west in the afternoon.
Saturday’s night’s chance of rain is again 30 percent, with a low of 72.
Sunday will be partly sunny and 88 with the 30 percent chance of mainly afternoon showers and storms. The same chance continues Sunday night, with a low of 68.
Monday’s high under partly sunny skies will be 85, with the usual 30 percent chance of rain. Same chance Monday night, with a low of 68 again.
Tuesday will seem familiar, with partly sunny skies, a high of 85 and a 30 percent chance of storms and showers. The low will be 70, with the same chance of rain.
Wednesday will be partly sunny and 88, with — that’s right, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.