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Rowan weather: Windy weekend

More sun for today, but brace yourself for gusty winds, especially this afternoon.

The high will be 52, with west northwest wind at 7-12 mph this morning, then 13-18 mph this afternoon and gusting up to 31 mph.

Tonight will be clear and cold, with a low of 32. Winds will be northwest at 9-14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Saturday will be sunny and 54, but still breezy, with winds from the north northwest around 9-13 mph and gusting as high as 20 mph.

Saturday night will be clear and colder, with a low of 28. Wind from the north around 5 mph will calm.

Sunday will be sunny and 60, with south winds at 5-7 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night will be mostly clear, with a low of 37.

Monday will be mostly sunny and 67, a return to spring-like weather. Then a 30 percent chance of showers is possible after 1 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy and 51.

Tuesday has a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1  p.m. It will be cloudy and 67. Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy and 52.

Wednesday will be partly sunny and 72, with a 30 percent chance of showers. The chance of showers Wednesday night will be 40 percent, with a low of 53.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy and 69, with a 40 percent chance of showers.

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