Pinpoint Weather: Dry and warm pattern ending, rainy and cooler weather around the corner

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The stretch of record warmth and sunshine is coming to an end and there will be a good chance we don’t get to enjoy the 70s for several months. The high-pressure dome that has been responsible for our quiet and mild pattern is clearing the coast and will open the door for some rain overnight Thursday into Friday, followed by much cooler air.

The highs on Veterans Day will still be a little bit above normal as they will reach the upper 60s.  The temps moderate a bit on Friday and only reach the low 60s, then over the weekend the highs should be in the 50s.

Looking at the chances for rain, the rain should arrive here on Thursday around sunset, then continue off and on through the night.

The last bit of rain clears our eastern counties close to sunrise so Friday now looks to be on the sunny side with a bit of a breeze from the northwest. Rainfall totals overnight will vary but around 1 – 1.5″ should fall along the 81 and Blue Ridge Parkway corridors.

Saturday and Sunday will be chilly and brisk with some noticeable winds and much cooler air.  Highs on Sunday may barely make it into the 50s, and overnight lows drop to near freezing.

Some snow is expected on the west-facing slopes of the Alleghany Mountains from time to time. Monday may have the best chance for the region to pick up some measurable snowfall. Most areas east of the foothills should be dry.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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