Skies will be mostly cloudy to overcast for Thursday. Light rain possible east of Route 29.
Clouds have moved in ahead of a cold front and as Dorian moves up the coast. Mostly cloudy skies are expected across much of the Commonwealth for Thursday and high temperatures will be on the cooler side. Much of the region will range between the upper 70s and into the low 80s. While warming will be slightly limited, the air will have plenty of moisture in it. This means it will be feeling muggy outside.
While Dorian’s cloud shield will cause overcast conditions in Southwest Virginia, the storm will also bring a slight chance for rain to our region. Spotty light showers are possible east of Route 29 on Thursday and gusts may approach 25 – 30 mph in our Piedmont areas. Heavier rain could move into these areas over Thursday and into Friday. Otherwise, we will not be directly impacted by Dorian. Most of the concerns for the hurricane are towards the Tidewater region, where they could see heavy rain, tropical storm force winds, and storm surge.
As Dorian moves north and away from the coast, cloud cover will start to decrease throughout the day on Friday. The rest of the forecast looks to be quiet and dry. Mostly sunny skies and slightly above-average temperatures can be expected for the weekend.