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Rowan weather: Less heat next week

The heat wave is taking a vacation starting this weekend, and we’ll have improved air quality Saturday.

Today will be a partly sunny day with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. A few of the storms could become severe, with gusty winds, heavy rain and possible hail.

The high will be 88, with calm wind this morning becoming west southwest around 6 mph this afternoon. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible, with higher amounts in thunderstorms.

Tonight will also have a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the storms tapering off around midnight. it will be mostly cloudy and 60, but skies will clear later. Northwest wind will be around 6 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and 82, with north wind around 6 mph. The low will be 63, with partly cloudy skies and calm wind.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 86, with winds from the west at 5-7 mph in the afternoon. The low will be 61 with partly cloudy skies.

Monday will be sunny and 70, with a mostly clear night and a cool low of 55.

Tuesday will be sunny and 79. The low will be 60, with partly cloudy skies.

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms returns Wednesday, but it will be mostly sunny and 84. The same chance of rain is possible Wednesday night, with a low of 66.

Thursday, too, will have a 40 percent chance of showers. It will be mostly cloudy and 83.

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