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Updated Rowan Weather: Winter weather advisory cancelled

The winter weather advisory for today and tonight has been cancelled.

The air is so dry that precipitation is evaporating before it reaches the ground.

We now have less chance of freezing rain, and have already surpassed the predicted high. At 1:15, the temperature at the airport is 40 degrees.

The chance of rain is 30 percent. Patchy fog is possible overnight.


We are under a winter weather advisory from 9 a.m. today to midnight tonight, prompting Rowan-Salisbury Schools to dismiss four hours early.

We’ll have a 60 percent chance of freezing rain between 1 and 3 p.m. this afternoon, then changing to rain. It will be cloudy and still cold, with a high of 33. Southwest wind will be at 3-6 mph. Little to no accumulation is expected.

However, the ice will result in difficult travel conditions possibly during afternoon/evening commutes today. Freezing rain will change over to all rain this afternoon, potentially transitioning back to a rain/freezing rain mix tonight.

Roads and sidewalks could become slippery with the rain/freezing rain, since we have had below-freezing temperatures for so long.

Tonight, we will have a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 29. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Everything changes tomorrow, when our recent highs will be the low for Tuesday. Look for partly sunny skies and a high of 54 with calm wind. The low will be 34.

Wednesday has a 20 percent chance of rain and will be mostly cloudy, but still warmer, with a high of 47. The chance of rain goes up to 40 percent Wednesday night, mainly between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., with showers later. It will be mostly cloudy and 38.

Thursday will be cloudy and 58, with a chance of rain before 7, then a 60 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m.

The chance for showers Thursday night is 60 percent, with a low of 49.

Friday, too, has a 60 percent chance of showers, with thunderstorms possible after 4 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 62. Showers and storms are likely Friday night, with another 60 percent chance of precipitation. The low will be 45.

Saturday’s chance of showers is 40 percent, with partly sunny skies and a high of 53. The low will be 29.

Sunday should be mostly sunny and 42.



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