Rowan weather: Weekend heat could be dangerous

Published 7:49 am Friday, July 19, 2019

Today and this weekend, we will have some of the hottest weather of 2019. The heat index will be above 100 and approach 105 — meaning it will feel like it is 105 degrees.

Use extreme caution when participating in outdoor activities. Be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen and a hat and drink lots of water.

Today will be mostly sunny and 91, with southwest wind around 5 mph this afternoon.

Tonight will be partly cloudy and 73, with patchy fog after 3 a.m. Winds will be southwest at 3-5 mph.

Saturday will be a scorcher, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 95. It will feel like 104. Winds will be calm in the morning, then southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and storms is possible after 4 p.m.

The same chance of rain continues Saturday night, which will be partly cloudy with a sticky low of 74. Winds will be calm, then southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 93, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will be southwest at 5-7 mph. Sunday night will have the same chance of showers and storms before 1 a.m., then a chance of showers. It will be partly cloudy and 73.

Monday we get a small break in the heat, with a high of 89 and partly sunny skies. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will be 60 percent, mostly after 2 p.m.

The chance of showers and storms goes up to 70 percent Monday night, with a low of 70. Most of the rain will be before 2 a.m.

Tuesday will have a 60 percent chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 80.

The same chance of rain is likely Tuesday night, mainly before 8 p.m. Storms will taper off by 8, with showers through about 3 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 65.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and 81, with a 30 percent chance of showers. The low will be 64, still mostly cloudy.

Thursday will be partly sunny and 84.

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