Showers and storms return late Wednesday into Thursday morning

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Expect dry weather for the remainder of Tuesday with showers and storms possible late Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Tuesday evening will be dry and quiet. Cloud cover will be variable and temperatures won’t get too chilly. Due to the south winds filtering in warmer air, low temperatures will reach the low to mid 50s. A few spots will fall into upper 40s.

There is the potential for strong to severe storms for the middle of the week. A storm system to our north will throw moisture our way for Wednesday and Thursday. In particular, a cold front will sweep through the region Wednesday evening. Ahead of this front, we’ll see the chance for rain showers and thunderstorms. The outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has a portion of our region in a Marginal Risk for severe weather (namely Grayson, Carroll, and Patrick counties). The main concerns with these storms will be gusty winds and heavy rainfall.

We could see some localized flooding in the region overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Pocahontas County in West Virginia will be under an Areal Flood Watch from 8:00 p.m. Wednesday to 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Since the soil is already saturated from recent rainfall events, the ground may not be able to handle more rain. The heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday could cause flooding issues, especially in low-lying areas, areas with poor drainage, and along creeks and streams.

The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team is monitoring this system due to the possibility for severe weather. 

For Wednesday, high temperatures range from the upper 60s west of the Blue Ridge Parkway and into the mid 70s in Southside and Central Virginia. While we’re worried about the wet weather expected later for Wednesday, winds will also be an issue for the middle of the week. Gusts as high as 30 – 35 mph are also possible.

Scattered showers will stick around for Thursday. We could hear some rumbles of thunder during the morning hours. A little sunshine may peek out late in the afternoon and winds will still pick up from time to time. High temperatures will mainly be in the 60s for Thursday and Friday. Friday looks to be drier. A few rain showers may linger into the morning, bit otherwise expect variable cloud cover overhead.

The weekend is shaping to be relatively dry. A warming trend will begin on Saturday, and we may even have some early summer-like high temperatures in the 80s on Sunday. 

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