Rowan weather: Better air, still hot

Published 7:52 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here’s one bit of good news: It is not an air quality action day. Today we are at Code Yellow, again because of ground level ozone. Code Yellow means unusually sensitive people may be affected, such as those with heart and respiratory disease.

But we’ll still have a heat index of 100-103 today, with a high of 92 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be calm in the morning, then north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible after 1 p.m.

Tonight, the chance of showers and storms is 30 percent, tapering off around 1 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 72 with calm wind. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Thursday will be partly sunny and 91, with a 30 percent chance of showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Calm wind will become west northwest around 6 mph. Again, less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Thursday night might be a different story, with a 60 percent chance of showers and storms. A tenth to quarter inch is possible, with higher amounts in thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy and 71 with northwest wind calming after midnight.

Friday will also have a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy and 88, giving us a slight break from the heat wave. Winds will be south southeast around 6 mph.

And Friday night has a 60 percent chance of showers and storms. It will be mostly cloudy and 70.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and 90, with a low of 71.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 93. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms develops Sunday night, which will be partly cloudy and 72.

Monday also has a 40 percent chance of showers and storms, but it will be partly sunny and 90. The chance of rain goes down to 30 percent Monday night, with a low of 69.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and 86.

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