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Rowan weather: Stormy weekend ahead

Heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms are headed our way this weekend. While we won’t see continuous rain, there will be enough showers and thunderstorms that you may want to have a backup plan for outdoor activities.

On Saturday, expect heavy downpours, gusty winds and possibly, small hail. Sunday’s storms will have a greater chance to become severe, with damaging winds and large hail.

Today will be partly sunny and 80, with south southwest wind at 5-7 mph. The chance of showers this morning is 20 percent, then showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.

Tonight will have a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly cloudy and 65. Winds will be south at 3-6 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is likely.

Saturday has a 70 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog is possible between 9 and 10 a.m. It will be cloudy and 75, with south wind at 3-6 mph. A quarter to half inch of rain is possible.

The chance of rain Saturday night is 80 percent. Showers and storms are possible before midnight, then mostly showers until 3 a.m., when more thunderstorms are expected. The low will be 64, with south wind around 5 mph. A half to three-quarters inch of rain is expected.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, will have an 80 percent chance of rain, and some of the storms could become severe. Showers are likely before 1 p.m., then showers and storms through 5 p.m., with more rain after 5. The high will be 76, with southwest wind at 3-7 mph.

Sunday night, too, has an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low will be 58.

Monday will have a 30 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. It will be mostly sunny and 74. The low will be 50, with mostly clear skies.

Tuesday will be sunny and 72, with another mostly clear night and a low of 49.

Wednesday will be sunny and 75. Partly cloudy skies will lead to a low of 56.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny and 79.

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