Rowan weather: Heat rising through the week
Published 7:54 am Monday, July 17, 2017
If you look at weather patterns over the years, July usually has more very hot days than August, believe it or not, and by the end of the week, it’s going to be blistering.
Today will be partly sunny and 87, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe, with frequent lightning, heavy downpours and gusty winds. Wind will be calm, becoming southeast around 5 mph this afternoon. Expect less than a tenth of an inch of rain.
The 30 percent chance of rain will taper off around 7, and we’ll have a partly cloudy night with a low of 68 and calm winds.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 90, with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, mainly after noon. Winds will be light. The chance of storms and showers drops to 20 percent Tuesday night, with a low of 70 and south wind at 3-5 mph.
Wednesday, too, has just a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly sunny and 91 with no wind. The low will be 71 under partly cloudy skies.
Thursday will be mostly sunny and 93, with a low of 73.
Friday will be a scorcher, with a high of 95 under mostly sunny skies. The heat index will be well over 100 degrees. The low will be 75, hardly a low at all.
Saturday will be partly sunny and 94, with a low of 75.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms returns Sunday, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 95 again.