Rowan weather: Code Red air today, smoke visible

Published 8:30 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We remain under a Code Red Air Quality Action Day until midnight due to the smoke from wildfires in the mountains.

Areas of smoke will be visible this morning. Sunshine will bring the high to 67, with mostly calm winds, going to 5 mph from the west in the afternoon.

We’ll experience areas of smoke tonight, as well, along with patchy fog. The low will be 36.

Thursday, the smoky air continues. It is expected to be a Code Orange Air Quality Day, affecting sensitive adults and children. The high will be 69 with sunny skies and a light and variable wind. The low will be 39.

Friday will be quite warm, 73, with more sun and light winds around 5 mph from the south southwest in the afternoon. The low will be 44.

Saturday will bring increased wildfire danger because of gusty winds and very dry air in the wake of a cold front. This will create favorable conditions for the spread of wildfire.

It will be mostly sunny and 64, with a 30 percent chance of showers between 2 and 3 p.m. The low will be right at the freezing mark, 32.

The wildfire danger remains for Sunday, when we’ll see more sun, but reach of high of just 48 degrees. The low will be a cold 28.

Monday will be sunny with a high of 51 and a low of 30.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 57.