Rowan weather: Rainy today, tomorrow

Published 7:50 am Monday, April 23, 2018

We have a 90 percent chance of showers today, and a chance of flooding in low-lying areas. The North Carolina mountains are already under a flood watch.

It will be much cooler, with a high of 58, and the wind will return, from the east, at 7-14 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. During the day, up to half an inch of rain is possible.

Tonight, the 90 percent chance of showers continues, and the wind picks up, still from the east, at 15-17 mph, with gusts up to 29 mph. Three-quarters to an inch of rain is possible. The low will be 54, with patchy fog possible.

The chance of rain and a few thunderstorms is 80 percent on Tuesday, with patchy fog between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Winds will still be from the east, at 7-11 mph, with gusts around 18 mph. The high will be 65. Up to half an inch additional rain is possible.

The chance of showers drops slightly Tuesday night, to 60 percent, with a low of 54. Northeast wind at 5 mph will calm overnight. A quarter inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and 72, with a 30 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Northeast wind will be at 3-7 mph.

Wednesday night will have a 20 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 52.

And Thursday has a 40 percent chance of showers, with partly sunny skies and a high of 69. The same chance of rain continues Thursday night, with a low of 50.

Friday, too, has a chance of showers — 30 percent. It will be mostly sunny and 71. Same chance for Friday night, with a low of 49 and mostly cloudy skies.

Finally, we get a reprieve for the weekend, with mostly sunny skies Saturday and a high of 69. The low will be 48, with more clear skies.

Sunday should be sunny and 73.

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