Weather turns cooler Thursday followed by a soggy weekend
Wet weather returns by the end of the week and the weekend
A weak front will pass through overnight leading to a gradual pattern shift into the weekend. Look for a few stray showers in the Highlands with very little moisture making it east of the mountains. Lows won’t be quite as cold tonight, slipping to the upper 30s to low 40s. The front is expected to stall out and provide daily chances of rain beginning Friday.
Enjoy the quiet and mild weather for one more day Thursday. A front will pass overhead tonight putting us on the cooler side Thursday. While temperatures will still be above average, 60s are far less likely. Clouds will gradually increase Thursday afternoon, keeping us in the 50s.
The pattern turns more unsettled as we enter the weekend. A stalled front will be draped over the area with several rounds of low pressure moving along it. While off and on rain will be the main weather type, a wedge of colder air Friday may lead to a brief round of wintry weather into western Virginia late in the day. The amount of cold air will be key to what falls and how much. With the ground being so warm, any accumulation would mainly be in the grassy areas mostly west of the I-81 corridor in the higher elevations.
MORE RAIN THIS WEEKEND
Another disturbance will bring additional rain to the area Saturday afternoon and evening before exiting. The third wave of rain will enter Sunday afternoon with the actual cold front. We’ll begin to dry out early next week.
Total 3-day rainfall totals will likely be in the .50″ to 1″ range with some spots climbing as high as an inch or two.
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