Rowan weather: Freeze warning Saturday, then snow possible
The weather over the next few days is going to be typical North Carolina — all over the place.
You might have missed the early morning downpour, so you’ll see clouds clearing out and a high of 64. West southwest wind will blow at 8-18 mph in the morning, shifting to northwest in the afternoon with gusts up to 29 mph.
Tonight will be clear and cold, with a low of 30 and north northwest wind at 6-9 mph.
A freeze warning has been issued from 1-9 a.m. Saturday as a cold front blows in. This freeze has the potential to kill crops or other vegetation.
During the day, it will be mostly cloudy and 48, with north wind at 5-7 mph.
Saturday night, an upper level disturbance brings us the chance of snow. The chance of precipitation will be 70 percent, with rain before 1 a.m. and rain and snow until 3 a.m., then changing over to snow. The low will be 30 with north northeast wind at 3-7 mph. Snow accumulation may be up to an inch. The mountains will see the most significant accumulation.
The chance of precipitation for Sunday is 60 percent, with rain and snow before noon, then rain, eventually becoming partly sunny, with a high near 41. Winds from the northeast will blow at 5-8 mph. Sunday night will be clear and frigid, with a low of 24.
A freeze or frost is likely in these conditions; expect a watch or warning to be issued.
Monday has a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m., with a high of 42 and partly sunny skies. Monday night has a 40 percent chance of rain before 10 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 10 and 4 a.m., then snow showers after that. It will be cloudy, with a low of 30.
Tuesday brings a 30 percent chance of rain and snow, followed by rain showers. It will be mostly cloudy and 50. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy and very cold, with a low of 25.
A frost/freeze is likely overnight, and again on Wednesday.
Wednesday will be sunny, but cold, with a high of 44 and a low of 24.
By Thursday, we may reach 50 degrees with sunny skies.