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UPDATE Rowan weather: Severe thunderstorm watch

UPDATE: Rowan County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m., with damaging winds and large hail possible. A watch means conditions are right for the formation of severe storms.

With summer officially here, we can expect more heat, humidity and maybe some thunderstorms.

Today will be partly sunny and 88 with light wind. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible, mainly after 3 p.m. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible. Some storms may contain damaging winds and frequent lightning.

Tonight, the chance of storms and showers is 70 percent, mostly before 11 p.m. Some of these storms could become severe. It will be mostly cloudy and 69 with east northwest wind around 6 mph calming overnight. Patchy fog might form after 1 a.m. Three quarters to an inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday will have a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. We’ll start out with patchy fog, then it will be mostly cloudy and 81, with east northeast wind at 5-7 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday night will have a 30 percent chance of showers and storms, with most of the storms before midnight. The low will be 68 with mostly cloudy skies and east northeast wind around 6 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and 89, with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. South southwest wind will be at 6 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain and storms Wednesday night will be 40 percent, with a low of 71.

Then we get back into the hot, humid pattern at least through the weekend.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and 94, with a low of 72 and partly cloudy skies.

Friday will be mostly sunny and around 94 again with another low of 72.

Saturday …  same thing, 94, mostly sunny skies, and a low of 72.

And just repeat that for Sunday.

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