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Rowan weather: Chance of strong thunderstorms

Starting out warm and muggy, we have a 50 percent chance of showers this morning, then showers and thunderstorms after noon. The high will be 77, with winds from the south at 15-20 mph and gusts up to 31 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

These thunderstorms will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts and hail the size of quarters.

There will also be a small risk of tornadoes, especially along and east of the Interstate 77 corridor late this afternoon. Any of these thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, as well.

Tonight’s 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will be mostly before 9 p.m. We’ll see a low of 54, with south southwest wind at 9-16 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph. Another quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday will be sunny and 76, with west southwest wind at 6-11 mph and gusts up to 21 mph. Winds will calm Tuesday night, when it will be mostly clear, with a low of 52 and west southwest wind at 3-7 mph.

Wednesday will be sunny and 77, with calm wind in the morning and a breeze of 5 mph in the afternoon from the west northwest. The low will be 55.

Then we return to a chance of showers Thursday, mainly after 3 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 73, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Thunderstorms are possible Thursday night with a low of 56 and an 80 percent chance of rain.

Friday has a 40 percent chance of showers before 3 p.m. It will still be mostly cloudy, with a high of 67. The low will be 49, still with mostly cloudy skies.

Saturday looks to be sunny and 69, with a low of 50.

And Sunday should be mostly sunny and 72.

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