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Rowan weather: Storms before the storm

The clouds and rain we’ve had recently, and will have through Thursday are not associated with Hurricane Florence.

With Florence making landfall sometime on Thursday, the rains will arrive here over the weekend and into Monday.

But due to a weather system to our south, numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening. Some of them will be slow moving and contain heavy rainfall. Flooding is a possibility in low-lying areas. Expect frequent lightning and gusty winds.

Today will be mostly cloudy and 85, with widespread fog this morning through 11 a.m. The chance of showers and storms is 40 percent, mostly after noon. A tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Tonight’s chance of showers and storms is 60 percent, with most storms tapering off after 7 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 70, with light east wind. Patchy fog will form after 1 a.m. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and 85, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. Patchy fog will form between 10 and 11 a.m. Calm wind will become east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday night will have a 50 percent chance of showers and storms. It will be mostly cloudy and 70, with northeast wind around 5 mph. Another tenth of an inch of rain is possible, with higher amounts in thunderstorms.

Thursday’s chance of showers and thunderstorms will be 30 percent, with storms mostly after 11 a.m. It will be partly sunny and 85, with north northeast wind at 7-14 mph and gusts around 20 mph. The chance of showers and storms Thursday night is 50 percent, with a low of 71 and mostly cloudy skies.

Friday will have a 50 percent chance of showers before 2 p.m., then a chance of storms between 2 and 5 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 82, with breezy to windy conditions. Friday night’s chance of showers will be 50 percent. It will be mostly cloudy, 69 and breezy.

Saturday will be partly sunny, 83, and windy, with a 50 percent chance of showers. The same chance of showers is possible Saturday night, with a low around 69.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy and 82, with a 50 percent chance of showers. The chance of rain goes up to 60 percent Sunday night, with a low of 68.

Monday will also have a 60 percent chance of showers, with mostly cloudy skies and a high of 82.

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