Staying warm for our Valentine’s Day
Highs soar into the 50s/60s today; few 70s on tap for Wednesday!
- February will continue to bring warmer than normal conditions
- Late-week rain may bring flood risk
- Brief seasonal cool down to start the weekend
LOVE & WARMTH ARE IN THE AIR
Mother nature has her heart set out on spring-like warmth and dry conditions for our Valentine’s Day. Clouds will start to increase throughout the rest of our day, but don’t worry about any rain showers. Thanks to high pressure being around that is keeping us dry and letting our winds remain on the calmer side.
Overnight lows will read in the 40s overnight.
WARM TREND CONTINUES
Any thoughts of wintry weather get tossed out the door for this week (and possibly even for the rest of February) as warmer than normal conditions stay parked across the region. Starting Wednesday highs soar into the 60s and low 70s. Low temperatures beginning Thursday morning will be in the 40s and low 50s.
A few isolated showers are possible Wednesday early in the morning for areas near and north of the I-64 corridor, but most will remain dry with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day.
SOAKING RAIN RETURNS THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Widespread moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall is expected starting Thursday and will continue into Friday morning before tapering off Friday afternoon. Localized flooding will be possible as a result of an additional .75 to 2″ of rain is expected to fall.
We’ll need to keep an eye on the creeks and streams as we may notice rises due to our recent wet stretch. The already saturated ground has a harder time absorbing the excessive water and it tends to runoff.
Windy conditions are on tap for Friday with gusts reaching 20-40+MPH. As drier conditions return Friday afternoon, colder air will follow. Overnight lows for Friday will be in the 20s for most!
“COOLER” START TO THE WEEKEND
The late-week soaking will also deliver some cooler weather to start the weekend. However, it actually just takes us back to the low 50s, where we should be for mid-February! Increasing sun is expected for Saturday as high pressure regains control. Sunday we are dry with highs rebounding back into the 50s and low 60s.
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