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Rowan weather: Heat index around 100 degrees today

It’s already miserable outside, and it’s not going to get any better. With the high temperatures today, paired with high humidity, we’ll have a heat index of 100-104 degrees.

That will take its toll on those who work outside, the elderly and children, as well as pets. Make sure all those groups have an ample supply of water and a way to at least find shade, if not air conditioning.

In addition, any of the thunderstorms that develop could become severe, with locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Some storms could contain wind gusts of 60 mph or more. Isolated flooding could occur where thunderstorms are slow moving.

Today’s chance of storms and showers is 30 percent, mainly after 4 p.m. It will be mostly sunny and 92 with southwest wind at 5-7 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Tonight’s 30 percent chance of showers and storms will be mainly before 7 p.m. It will be partly cloudy with an uncomfortable low of 73 and south southwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday also has a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly after 2 p.m. Patchy fog is possible around 7-8 a.m. It will be mostly sunny and 94, with a heat index around 101. Southwest wind will be at 5-8 mph.

The chance of storms and showers goes up to 40 percent Friday night, mainly before 4 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 73 with calming winds. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Saturday also has a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. It will be partly sunny and 91, with light west northwest wind.

The chance of rain goes up to 50 percent Saturday night, with a low of 70.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 90, with a 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. With the same rain chance Sunday night, the low will be 70.

Monday will be partly sunny and 90, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The chance of rain goes down to 30 percent Monday night, with a low of 70.

Tuesday also has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and will be mostly sunny and 91. The low will be 70.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny and 93.

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