The last in a series of showers that have marched through the Commonwealth will begin before dawn Thursday. This is the northern edge of a progression of showers that extend from Texas to the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Rainfall totals will not be all that impressive, and the rain for our viewing area will be confined to our southern-tier counties. Expect to see about a half inch at best along the border between VA and NC, but about 1 or even 2 inches south of the Commonwealth.
That should end Late Thursday or possibly early Friday morning, then be replaced by a significantly cooler air mass for the weekend.
The winds will begin to reach the 15 – 25 mph range as the cold air arrives Friday. Friday can best be described as blustery and cold. Highs will only reach the upper 30s to low 40s then be followed by a cold night with temps in the teens in some spots Saturday morning.
Still cold and breezy Saturday, with mostly sunny skies. The warming pattern begins on Sunday.
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