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Rowan weather: Thunderstorms possible this evening

We could be in for some nasty weather this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the area.

Expect heavy rainfall at times, cloud-to-ground lightning and strong winds with showers and thunderstorms.

During the day, we’ll have scattered showers, with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. You may see some fog this morning. It will be cloudy and warm, with a high of 71. Winds from the south southwest will blow at 9-16 mph, with gusts up to 29 mph. The chance of rain is 80 percent, with a tenth to a quarter inch of rain expected, higher in thunderstorms.

Tonight, the rain and storms continue, along with the 80 percent chance of rain. The low will be 46, with south wind at 7-14 mph shifting to west northwest overnight. Gusts as high as 21 mph are expected. A quarter to a half inch of rain is possible.

Then Thursday will be sunny and cooler, with a high of 60 and west northwest wind at 7 mph. A clear night will have a low of 33, with northwest wind calming.

Friday will be sunny and cooler yet, with a high of 56 and west wind 5-8 mph. The low will be 31.

For the weekend, we’ll have another chance of rain. Saturday will be mostly sunny and cool, with a high of 53. A 40 percent chance of showers moves in after 11 p.m. The low will be 35.

Sunday’s chance of rain is 50 percent, with cloudy skies and a high of 50. The low will be 36, with a 40 percent chance of rain.

Monday also has a 40 percent chance of rain, with partly sunny skies and a high of 54. The chance of rain drops to 30 percent Monday night, with a low of 37.

Tuesday also has a 40 percent chance of rain, but will be partly sunny with a high of 54.

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