Rowan weather: Update: Rowan under flash flood watch

Published 7:52 am Monday, July 23, 2018

Update: Rowan County is under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are expected to develop and move across the area through the evening. Rainfall totals of up to 2 inches are possible with these storms. Flash flooding could develop if this precipitation falls quickly enough or storms move repeatedly over the same area. Urban areas may also see flooding with lower amounts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

This morning’s fog is a remnant of last night’s storms, and it will probably stick around until 10 a.m.

There will be a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with showers before 9 and then showers and storms after that. It will be mostly cloudy and 84, with southeast wind at 5-8 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

Tonight the chance of showers and storms is 70 percent, with storms possible up into the early morning hours. Fog is likely. It will be mostly cloudy and 69, with east wind around 6 mph. Another quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

Tuesday will have an 80 percent chance of showers and storms, starting after 11 a.m. Monday night’s fog will stick around until about 10 a.m. again. It will be cloudy and 63, with east southeast wind at 5-7 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible again.

Tuesday night will have a 70 percent chance of rain with another quarter to half inch of rain. It will be cloudy and 68, with east southeast wind calming.

More of the same for Wednesday — a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 84. The chance of rain goes down to 50 percent Wednesday night, with a low of 68 and mostly cloudy skies.

Thursday will be partly sunny and 88, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. There’s no mention of rain Thursday night, which will be partly cloudy and 69.

Friday will be mostly sunny and 91. The low will be 68, with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday will be partly sunny and 90, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and 68, with a 40 percent chance of showers and storms.

Then Sunday will have a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, but it will be partly sunny and 87.

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