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From warm to storms, it’s a busy second half of the week

A strong front will push rain and storms into the area by Thursday
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 11:14 AM EDT
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What a huge swing in temperatures Tuesday. Highs ranged from the 40s in the east to 60s in the west. Clouds will move back in for nearly all locations overnight which will keep temperatures fairly uniform, dropping to the low 40s.

WEDNESDAY

Our midweek forecast offers a dry day with a major warm up for all locations Wednesday. Afternoon temperatures climb to the upper 50s in the mountains and low 60s in the Piedmont.

THURSDAY

A strong low pressure system develops across the Plains and will help setup a multi-day severe risk which moves from the Plains Wednesday to the Mid-Atlantic Thursday.

Rain will enter the area before sunrise Thursday. The morning commute will be soggy with off and on showers expected into late Thursday. evening Moderate to heavy rain will be possible along with some strong thunderstorms.

The SPC has placed our region in a slight risk for severe storms on Thursday.
The SPC has placed our region in a slight risk for severe storms on Thursday.(WDBJ Weather)
  • 1″ to 2″ of rain is possible with locally higher amounts in storms
  • Localized heavy rain may lead to flooding
  • Scattered severe storms possible Thursday afternoon (mainly east of the Blue Ridge Parkway)

The severe threat shifts east by Thursday night but we’ll keep a few lingering showers around into early Friday.

Rainfall will generally be around 1 inch with locally higher amounts.
Rainfall will generally be around 1 inch with locally higher amounts.(WDBJ)

FRIDAY

Any leftover showers will move through the region Friday morning with cooler, blustery conditions returning by the afternoon. Highs return to the 50s.

THE WEEKEND

Saturday and Sunday are shaping up to be quite seasonable with increasing sunshine and highs in the mid-50s.

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