Pinpoint Weather: Cooler pattern this week

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Today there is a chance for some rain to arrive along the coastal plain and some showers may fall in our southeast counties.  That should be about it for the chances today and tonight. 

Actually, this week will be a quiet week with some spotty showers in the SW corner of the NRV but overall, the pattern is looking dry. There will be a cooler air mass in place once again as the Commonwealth will struggle to get above the 70° mark all week.

High pressure to the north will keep the storms and showers suppressed below the Commonwealth most of the week. A few light rain showers may slip into the NRV from time to time, but the overall pattern will be dry this week.  Temps will be the most noticeable deviation from normal as mentioned above.

Tuesday will see a mixture of clouds and sunshine with the clouds being more prevalent in the NRV and Highlands.  The temperatures will be on the chilly side each night with lows in the 40s east of the Foothills and in the 30s throughout the higher elevated locations in the NRV and Highlands.  Some models suggest a few light sprinkles Tuesday night into Wednesday but that is only the NRV and mainly before sunrise.

Wednesday is looking similar to Tuesday with the only threat of a spritz or sprinkle will be in the NRV. The temps starting out Wednesday will be much cooler than normal, bottoming out in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Thursday will bring some rain to the NRV and Mountains, but only a slight chance once again.  Expect to see a better chance for widespread rain on Friday. Overall the amount of rain that is expected this week will be low and we may have to start thinking about the threat for fire danger as the week moves along and the dry pattern remains.

As of now the weekend looks dry and slightly milder.

Stay Safe

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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