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Rowan weather: Rain on the way

The new year started with a beautiful day. Now we can look forward to rain tonight, Friday and a little on Saturday.

Today will be cloudy and 54, with a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4 p.m. Winds will be south southwest at 5-9 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

Tonight’s chance of rain will be 70 percent, with rain likely before 11 p.m., then showers between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., then more rain, with patchy fog after 11 p.m. The low will be 42, with south wind at 3-5 mph. A tenth to quarter inch of rain is possible.

Friday will have an 80 percent chance of rain, with rain before 11, then showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then more rain. Patchy fog will be possible before 1 p.m. The high will be 67, and a few thunderstorms are also possible. Southwest wind around 5 mph will calm in the afternoon. A quarter to half an inch of rain is possible.

The chance of rain goes up to 90 percent Friday night, mainly before 5 a.m. It will be 51, with calm wind. A half to three-quarters of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday has a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 2 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 62, with southwest wind at 5-10 mph, gusting as high as 26 mph.

Saturday night will be partly cloudy and cold, with a low of 30.

Sunday will be sunny and 51, with a low of 31 and clear skies.

Monday will also be sunny, with a high of 55. A partly cloudy night will have a low of 32.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and 53, with a low of 30 and partly cloudy skies.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny and 51.

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