Rowan weather: More bad air, more heat

Published 7:49 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

It’s going to be a scorcher, and we are again facing a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

The air is unhealthy, especially for people with heart or lung disease, small children and active adults, who should limit outdoor activity.

Outdoor burning is banned on Code Orange days. People should drive less, conserve electricity, avoid going out for lunch and delay refueling until after 6 p.m.

It is also a Code Yellow air quality day for particle pollution.

It’s going to be sunny with a high of 94 and little wind. Tonight will be partly cloudy and 70, with calm wind. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is possible before 10 p.m. Patchy fog will form after 1 a.m.

Friday will have patchy fog before 10 a.m., then it will be partly sunny and 86, with east wind at 3-7 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will be mainly after 1 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Friday night will have a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 67, with east northeast wind at 5-7 mph calming after midnight. Again, less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy and 84, with light east wind. A 30 percent chance of showers is possible after 11 a.m. The chance of showers drops to 20 percent Saturday night, with showers ending around 3 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 67.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy and 86, with a 30 percent chance of showers between 9 and 11 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after that.

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy and 67.

Monday will be partly sunny and 86, with a low of 66 and partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and 87, with another low around 66 and more clouds.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and 82, with a 30 percent chance of showers.

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