Rowan weather: Another bad air day

Published 7:52 am Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Today will be another Code Orange air quality action day. Children, active adults and those with heart and respiratory diseases should limit outdoor activity.

Ground level ozone is to blame. Particle pollution is a Code Yellow.

It will be sunny and hot, with a high of 92. Winds will be calm until afternoon, then from the west northwest at 5 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible late this afternoon. Some storms will contain gusty winds and heavy rain, with frequent lightning.

Tonight, the chance of storms and showers goes up to 40 percent, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 70. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Thursday will be partly sunny and 87, with north northeast wind around 8 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible after 1 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Thursday night will be partly cloudy and 68 with east wind at 3-5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will occur before 10 and through about 3 a.m.

Friday will be mostly sunny and 88, with northeast wind around 7 mph. There will be just a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. The low will be 68 with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and 90, with a partly cloudy night and a low of 70.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 93. We’ll have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. The same chance of rain is possible Sunday night, mostly before 10 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 71.

Monday will be mostly sunny and hot again, with a high of 92. The usual 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible. Same chance of rain Monday night, with a low of 72 under partly cloudy skies.

And Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 92, as well, with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms.

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