Sunshine returns today
The clouds and dreary conditions have left the region and only the Coastal Plain is seeing the clouds and rain. The wedge of cool air is still in place but the usual partner in the wedge scenario, low clouds, have been scoured out. This is nice as we can experience the benefits of the sun and cool air without the dreary component to the area.
Expecting a few clouds to return overnight as there still is going to be a good deal of moisture left in the region. There also may be some areas of fog and mist in some of the NRV locations as well. Overall not a bad night ahead as the temps will be about right for this time of year.
Thursday looks to be a pleasant day with a good deal of sunshine. Again, the blocking low pressure cells that are just off the coast, and are showing some signs of tropical development (very little I might add) are unable to push the moisture up against the mountains to give us more cloud cover, so there will be sunshine. In fact, it appears that we should stay relatively mild and dry as we head into the weekend.
Friday will be sunny and mild with highs about 5 or so degrees above normal. During the day we will monitor another front that will be approaching from the west. This front will be accompanied by a good deal of moisture as it moves toward the Cumberland Plateau in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee but should run out of the rain as it reaches the Appalachians. So, as Friday will be warm and dry, Saturday will be slightly cooler with a mixture of clouds and sun. The rain may be spotty, but not widespread. Look for the potential for rain along the spine of the Alleghany Range, but not much is expected to translate east on Saturday afternoon. Sunday is expected to be cooler with a few clouds, but no rain.
By the way, we may be about normal for rainfall in the month of October, but this Autumn we are well behind thanks to the very dry September.
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