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Rowan weather: Rain, then thunderstorms Friday

You said you wanted a change in the weather? Well, here it comes. Rain will move in today, with severe thunderstorms possible Friday night, then a return to colder temperatures.

The chance of rain today is 80 percent, mainly after noon. Patchy fog will hang around from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. East wind will be at 6 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Tonight, we’ll have a 70 percent chance of rain, likely before 2 a.m., then showers and patchy fog. It will be cloudy and just 54. East southeast wind of 8 mph will shift to the south. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

Friday has an 80 percent chance of rain, too, with thunderstorms developing after 3 p.m.

The combination of increasing winds through a deep layer of the atmosphere, and improving instability, may permit a few of the thunderstorms to become severe. Damaging winds or an isolated brief, weak tornado will be possible.

Look for patchy fog through 1 p.m. We’ll have a very warm high of 67, with south wind at 5-8 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is expected.

Friday night is more of the same, showers and thunderstorms. The low will be 40, with south wind of 6-9 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Another quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

Saturday will be partly sunny and cooler, with a high of 45 and north northwest wind at 8-11 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers is possible until late afternoon. The low will be 22.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high of 38. The low will be 19.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be mostly sunny and 40, with a low of 23.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 44, with a partly cloudy night and a low of 19.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny again, but cold, with a high of 36.

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