Rowan weather: Increased fire danger today

Published 8:41 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We’ve had frost, we’ve had wind, we’ve had very warm days and very cool days. Today, we have increased fire danger.

Blame the strong winds from the southwest, with gusts between 25 and 35 miles per hour. Along with the high wind, we have very low humidity, around 25 percent.

Please do not burn anything outside today. Burning may be restricted at some point.

Thursday will likely have the same conditions and fire danger.

We might hit 80 degrees today, about 30 degrees warmer than Monday. It will be sunny with southwest winds at 9-14 mph, gusting to 22 mph.

Tonight will be clear and 56, still with high winds from the southwest at 11-14 mph, gusting to 22 mph.

Thursday will be sunny and cooler, with a high of 66. West northwest wind will be at 13-16 mph, with gusts up to 28 mph.

Thursday night will be clear and 38, with north northwest wind at 5-11 mph, and gusts around 18 mph.

Friday will be sunny and 64, with north winds at just 5-8 mph. The low will be 39 under clear skies.

Saturday will be sunny and 67, with a low of 44.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 68, with a low of 48.

A 30 percent chance of showers is possible Monday, with a high of 66 and partly sunny skies. The same rain chance is possible Monday night, with a low of 49.

Tuesday will have a 40 percent chance of showers with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 66.