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UPDATE Rowan weather: Storms continue through morning

UPDATE 8:45 A.M.: The strongest storms have moved north of Rowan County into Davie County, but lines of storms will continue to move through the area through the lunch hour.

UPDATE: A line of strong thunderstorms is headed for Rowan County. These storms have a history of damaging winds and intense lightning. Power outages have ben reported with the storms.

Storms are moving northwest at 40 mph. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible along with locally heavy rainfall of an inch or more.

These storms will impact the area for the next hour or more.

Showers and storms will end today, but we’ve got to wait until this afternoon. We have a 90 percent chance of rain until around 2 p.m., when it will calm down to showers. The high will be 74 and it’s going to be windy, with southwest wind at 9-14 mph and gusts up to 22 mph.

Thunderstorms could contain heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low of 50 and west wind at 5-9 mph.

The weekend is still looking great for all the activities outside, including the Hurley Park celebration.

Saturday will be sunny and 74, with west northwest wind at 5-9 mph. Saturday night will be clear and 44, with winds shifting to the north around 6 mph.

Sunday will be sunny and 72 with light winds. The low will be 50 as clouds move in.

Monday, rain returns, with a 70 percent chance of rain in the morning and showers after noon. It will be cloudy, with a high near 71. The same chance of rain lasts through Monday night, with thunderstorms possible. It will be cloudy, with a low of 58.

Tuesday has a 40 percent chance of showers before 4 p.m, then will be partly sunny and warm, with a high of 77. Tuesday’s low will be 52.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and 76, then a 30 percent chance of showers moves in, with a low of 50.

Thursday will also have a 30 percent chance of showers and be partly sunny with a high near 69.

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