Sunshine Saturday morning will yield to clouds late then rain overnight into Sunday as we are impacted by the remnants of Tropical Storm Nestor.
Saturday will start out chilly and frosty and will be a great day for going out and checking out the fall foliage. This weekend may not be peak color change yet, but it is fairly nice out there. Plenty of sunshine to start the day and the air temperature will be crisp. Great Autumn day early, but things deteriorate quickly as clouds move in ahead of what once was Nestor. As the clouds move in the rain shall fall. Rain will begin after the sun sets on Saturday and will end around noon on Sunday. rainfall amounts will be in the 1 – 2″ range throughout the region.
The start of the rain will be in Southside, the NRV and the Mountain Empire and be heavy at times. The shield of rain will cover the Commonwealth most of the morning before exiting around noon or so. Since the origin of the storm is tropical there could be a bit more moisture with the event than what we might normally see in October. The speed of the storm, meaning the forward motion of the whole circulation, is going to be fast so that may keep some of the rainfall totals down. If the storm slows down, we could see a bit more than an inch or two inches of rain in some areas. We should be able to salvage a bit of Sunday afternoon but it will be a bit slick with the wet leaves an all so but overall not too bad.
Monday will be the dry day ahead of another round of rain slated for Tuesday. This event will come from the west and be associated with a cold front. The robust nature of this line of storms will be more realized to our west but we may hear the rumble of thunder and get some gusty winds with the line as it moves through during the day Tuesday.
Dry and cool conditions for a while after the rain Tuesday.
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