Rowan weather: Flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Wednesday
We are under a flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Multiple waves of showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the area. Additional rainfall amounts are expected to range from 2 to 3 inches. However, scattered to numerous thunderstorms throughout the period will likely result in local amounts that are much higher.
Due to the widespread rain that fell over much of this area this weekend, the ground is near saturation, and stream levels are already running above normal. It will not take much additional rainfall to produce flash flooding along smaller creeks and streams, as well as the headwaters of some main stem rivers. Main stem rivers and their larger tributaries will also rise gradually, and some minor flooding will be possible along these streams by mid-week.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
The chance of rain is 100 percent. Thunderstorms are also possible. The high will be 69, with north northeast wind at 5-7 mph.
The chance of rain tonight is 60 percent, with embedded thunderstorms. Patchy fog may form after 2 a.m. The low will be 59 with northeast winds at 5-7 mph, calming around midnight.
Wednesday has an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could become severe, with additional flash flooding a possibility. As a warm front lifts to the north, unstable air will push into the area, with strong winds producing severe storms with damaging wind and hail.
Wednesday’s high will be 72 with south southeast wind at 5-9 mph, except higher in thunderstorms.
Showers and storms continue Wednesday night, with a low of 60 and south wind at 6-8 mph. The chance of additional rain is 80 percent.
Thursday has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high of 73. Winds will be from the west southwest at 7-10 mph.
The chance of rain drops to 20 percent Thursday night, with partly cloudy skies and a low of 55.
Friday will be sunny and 78, with a low of 59.
Saturday will be mostly sunny and 84. A 30 percent chance of showers moves in Saturday night, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 65.
Sunday also has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly sunny skies and a high of 85. The chance of rain goes up to 40 percent Sunday night, with a low of 66.
Monday, Memorial Day, also has a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and will be partly sunny and 83.
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