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Rowan weather: A dark and stormy day and night

It’s going to be boo-hoo for trick-or-treaters tonight, as strong to severe thunderstorms will cross the area during prime trick or treating time.

These storms will likely have strong winds, frequent lightning and torrential downpours. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

The greatest chance of severe weather will be in the I-77-I-85 corridor. Flooding is possible in low-lying areas.

It is 71 degrees this morning, with a high of 77 expected, fueling the bad weather. We have an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be south at 9-18 mph, gusting to 26 mph, with stronger winds in storms. A quarter to half inch of rain is expected, with higher totals in the storms.

Tonight’s chance of showers and thunderstorms is also 80 percent, with storms tapering off around midnight. Patchy frost is possible with a low of 38. Winds will be west southwest at 8-14 mph, then northwest after midnight, with gusts up to 23 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is expected, again with higher amounts in storms.

Friday will start with patchy frost, but be sunny and much cooler, with a high of 60. Winds will be north around 6 mph. Friday night will be clear and cold, with a low of 35 and frost after 1 a.m. Winds will be calm.

Saturday, too, starts out frosty, then will be sunny and 62, with calm wind. It will be another clear night, with a low of 34 and frost after 4 a.m.

The frost will stick around until about 9 a.m. Sunday, which will be sunny again, with a high of 58. Sunday night will be clear and 32, so frost can be expected.

Monday will see the frost hanging around until 10 a.m. Then it will be sunny and 62. Monday night will not be as cold, with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 42.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and 66, with a 30 percent chance of showers. It will be a partly cloudy night, with a low of 46.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny and 68.

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