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Rowan weather: Sunny and warm today; more storms this weekend

The long holiday weekend could be peppered with severe weather, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong to severe storms will be possible late Saturday afternoon through the evening, especially in the mountains.

More severe storms are possible Sunday afternoon, with a greater coverage of showers and storms than on Saturday.

Today will be the best day of the next several, with sunny skies and a high of 79. It will be windy again, with west southwest wind at 8-10 mph, gusting up to 18 mph.

It will be a code yellow air day for ozone, meaning unusually sensitive people may be affected.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 61 and calming winds.

Saturday starts out mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 86. Winds will become west southwest at 5-9 mph. It will also be a code yellow air day for ozone.

Saturday afternoon and evening will have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies and a low of 66.

Sunday has a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. It will be partly sunny and 84, with light west southwest wind in the afternoon.

The chance of showers and storms Sunday night is 30 percent, mainly before 9 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 67.

Memorial Day also has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. It will be partly sunny and 85.

The same rain chance is possible Monday night, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 65.

Then we have several clear days ahead of us.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and 82, with a low of 62.

Wednesday will be the same, with mostly sunny skies, and Thursday will be just like Wednesday.

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