Rowan weather: Chance of strong storms this afternoon
Just when things were beginning to dry out, here comes another batch of rain with the potential for strong to severe storms.
It will be partly sunny to start out today, but showers and thunderstorms will move in after 4 p.m. The storms will bring damaging winds, frequent lightning, and in some cases, hail. An isolated tornado is also possible. The chance of rain is 80 percent this afternoon. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is expected, except higher in thunderstorms.
The high will be 78 with south southwest wind at 8-13 mph and gusts up to 23 mph or higher in storms.
Tonight’s chance of storms and showers is 60 percent, mainly before 11 p.m. Patchy fog will develop after that. The low will be 62 with south winds at 5-9 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible.
Friday will start out with patchy fog, then turn mostly sunny with a high of 84 and south southwest wind at 3-8 mph. The low will be 66 with partly cloudy skies and south wind around 6 mph.
The heat is on for Saturday, with a high of 88. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and storms after 1 p.m. South southwest wind will be at 6-10 mph. The same chance of rain sticks around Saturday night, with a low of 67.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy and 80. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms arrives around 9 p.m. Sunday, with a low of 66.
And the rain keeps coming Monday, with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon and evening. The high will be 78 with mostly cloudy skies.
The low will be 55, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday should be sunny and 75, with a low of 53.
And Wednesday should be sunny and 78.
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