Rowan weather: Flash flood watch until noon Tuesday
Published 7:52 am Monday, August 8, 2016
Although Rowan has seen little rain over the weekend, we are under a flash flood watch until noon Tuesday. A nearly stationary front is stalled over the Carolinas and may produce widespread rain today, with the heaviest rains this afternoon and evening.
Although the radar shows little activity now, many showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop and move very slowly this afternoon. The National Weather Service says stationary thunderstorms could produce up to 6 inches of rain.
The heavy rain could continue through Tuesday.
Our chance of rain is 50 percent, mainly after noon. It will be mostly cloudy and 85, with calm wind becoming east at 5 mph this afternoon.
The chance of storms and showers tonight is 60 percent, mainly before 11 p.m. The low will be 72, with east wind at 5-9 mph dying down around midnight.
Tuesday also has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with more clouds and a high of 86. Southeast wind will blow at 6-9 mph. The chance of rain Tuesday night is also 50 percent, with a low of 72 and more southeast wind at 6-8 mph.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and 86, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms as early as 9 a.m. South southeast wind will blow at 5-7 mph. The same chance of rain for Wednesday night, with a low of 72.
The high Thursday will be 87, with partly sunny skies. The chance of showers and storms is 40 percent. The low will be 72 again, with a 30 percent chance of rain.
Friday also has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., with partly sunny skies again and a high of 88. The same chance of rain exists Friday night, with a low of 73.
Then it’s back to a 40 percent chance of showers and storms Saturday, with partly sunny skies and a high of 90. The chance of rain goes down to 30 percent Saturday night, with a low of 73.
Sunday will be partly sunny and 88, with a 50 percent chance of showers and storms.