Rowan weather: Freezing rain advisory starts at 7
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY. * LOCATIONS..WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...PLUS ADJACENT AREAS OF UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA. THIS INCLUDES THE URBAN AREAS OF CHARLOTTE...ASHEVILLE...GREENVILLE AND SPARTANBURG. * HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING DRIZZLE OR FREEZING RAIN. * TIMING...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING...LASTING IN SOME AREAS UNTIL DAYBREAK SATURDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS...ONLY A TRACE OF ICE IN MOST AREAS...BUT UP TO 0.02 INCH IN THE FOOTHILLS NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE. * IMPACTS...ICING MAY CREATE SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS AND PRODUCE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S. * WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Today, the main thing you have to deal with is the cold. Starting out at 20 degrees, we’ll reach a high of just 35, although we will see some sun. Winds will be from the east at 3-6 mph.
Tonight, after midnight, we have a 30 percent chance of freezing rain. It will be mostly cloudy and 29.
Saturday morning we have a 40 percent chance of precipitation. It may start as rain or freezing rain before 9, change to rain for the bulk of the day, then taper off to drizzle in the afternoon. It will be cloudy, and not as cold, with a high of 49. Winds will increase to 5 to 10 mph from the south southwest.
The chance of rain for Saturday night is 30 percent, with rain or drizzle before 3, then rain between 3 and 5. It will be cloudy, with a low of 47. South wind will blow at 6-13 mph, with gusts up to 18 mph.
On Sunday, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation, rain is likely before 11 a.m., then showers until around 4, then more rain. The high will be 60, with south southwest wind shifting to the west northwest at 9-14 mph, gusting up to 21 mph.
Rain is also likely Sunday night, mainly before 7, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. The low will be 32.
Monday brings a 30 percent chance of rain, and will be mostly cloudy with a high of 41. Monday night’s 30 percent chance of rain will be before 8, changing to rain and snow between 8 and 11, then snow after 11. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 28.
We get some relief Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and a high of 45. The low will be 29.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54. The low will be 33, with partly cloudy skies.
Thursday brings another 30 percent chance of rain, with partly sunny skies and a high near 55.
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