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Rowan weather: Nice today; weekend not so much

OK, let’s get back on the weather roller coaster. We have a bit of everything coming our way.

Today will be pleasant, with a high of 70, but clouds will increase during the day. Winds will be from the south southwest at 6-15 mph, gusting up to 23 mph.

Tonight, we have a 60 percent chance of rain and showers, starting around 9 p.m. Towards morning, patchy fog will form. The low will be 53, with south wind at 5-7 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Saturday’s chance of rain is 90 percent, and it will be much cooler, starting out around 55 and dropping to 45 during the remainder of the day. Winds will be from the north northeast at 5-10 mph. Three-quarters to an inch of rain is possible.

Brace yourself for Saturday night, which has just a 30 percent chance of precipitation, but may include snow. Yes, snow. The low will be 32, so rain and snow will mix, ending with snow. Winds from the north northeast will be at 6-11 mph. Little to no snow accumulation is expected here.

The low brings the possibility of a frost or freeze overnight, so you’ll have to protect anything you’ve planted.

Sunday will be sunny but cool, with a high of 55 and north wind of 3-5 mph. Sunday night brings a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 a.m. The low will be 38. Outlying areas will likely be colder, with more frost possible.

Monday will have a 60 percent chance of showers, then rain. It will be cloudy and 54. The chance of rain drops to 30 percent Monday night, with a low of 42.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 63, with a partly cloudy night and a low of 37.

Wednesday should be sunny and 61, with a low of 40.

And Thursday will start a warming trend, with a high of 68 under mostly sunny skies.

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