Overnight soaker keeps roads wet for the Friday morning commute
A soaking rain is expected to start late Thursday and lingers into Friday
- Scattered showers develop through early evening
- Rain becomes widespread overnight
- Cool, unsettled weather lingers into the weekend
REST OF THURSDAY
Rain is slowly moving in from the southwest this evening. Because we’ve been so dry, it will probably take several hours to saturate the clouds. By early evening, rain will overspread the region with soggy weather expected overnight as rain becomes more widespread.
In addition to the increasing rain chances, pressure falling ahead of the system will increase wind gusts as well, especially along the western slopes. Gusts up to 25-30 mph will be possible there.
Overnight, everyone should be experiencing moderate to heavy rain. New Rainfall: Up to .25″ possible during the day, with another 1″+ possible overnight through Friday morning.
The most substantial rain will likely end up falling through the morning on Friday. There may be some occasional breaks, but overall, the week will end cloudy and soggy. High school football games will also likely be impacted as more rain could return into Friday night. New Rainfall: .75″ to 1.5″ possible.
Most models suggests we’ll see frequent showers through at least Saturday morning. The later we go into the weekend, the less likely the showers become.
TOTAL RAINFALL: Widespread amounts of 1″ to 2″ are possible through Saturday with locally higher amounts up to 3″ in spots along the Blue Ridge. The river flood risk remains low. However, poor drainage areas may become flooded during periods of heavy rain.
As the storm departs, rain chances decrease considerably by Sunday. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 50s and low 60s. Winds also turn gusty thanks to a rapid pressure rise behind the storm.
Trick-or-treaters should plan for breezy, dry and cool conditions as they head up and down the streets in search of candy. You can leave the umbrellas behind along with the heavy jackets. Temperatures will likely be in the upper 50s around sunset Sunday.
We start the first week of November dry with lots of sunshine and warming temperatures. Models are struggling with the placement and timing of a cold front dropping into the Midwest by midweek. This would likely bring an uptick in shower chances for us by late in the week. It’s also accompanied by another cool down as we enter the first weekend of November.
The same system will bring a major snow event to the Rockies Monday and Tuesday. A piece of that energy may end up delivering our mountain hometowns a few snow showers by next weekend accompanied by overnight lows in the 30s for many areas.
These cold spells often tend to moderate some, so we’ll just have to keep an eye on things into next week.
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