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Rowan weather: Hello, spring

Today’s springlike weather will be the calm before the storm. We can expect heavy ran, localized flooding and strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.

But there will be plenty of sunshine today, and a high of 72. Winds will be south southwest at 5-7 mph this afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy and 51, with southwest wind at 6-8 mph.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and 65, with a 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Winds will still be southwest, at 6-8 mph.

The chance of rain increases to 40 percent Tuesday night, with a low of 56 and cloudy skies. Southwest wind will be around 8 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday will have an 80 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. It will be 68, with south southwest wind around 8 mph.

The chance of rain Wednesday night will be 100 percent, with a thunderstorm possible before 9 p.m., then steady rain through 5 a.m., then another chance of thunderstorms. The low will be 54.

Thursday could bring the heaviest rain and thunderstorms, with another 100 percent chance of precipitation. Thunderstorms are likely after 8 a.m. The high will be 66.

The low will be 49, with a 90 percent chance of rain.

Even Friday has a chance of rain — 50 percent, before 2 p.m. Then it will be mostly sunny and cooler, with a high of 57. Friday night will be partly cloudy and cold, with a low of 33.

The weekend will be cool, but fairly sunny.

Saturday will be partly sunny and 53, with a low of 36 and mostly cloudy skies.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and 56.

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