The dry and tranquil pattern of Thursday will be short lived, but no major rain event is on the way until next week. The change in the sky conditions will be an increase in cloud cover Friday. That really isn’t all that much, but we will see a noticeable deck of clouds but little to no rain. There is a fairly decent chance for the rain to make it to the ground in West Virginia Friday, but the eastward advance of the rain will be shunted by the mountains. There is going to be some light rain and drizzle around the 77 and southern 81 corridors but that should be the extent of it. If you do get some light rain on Friday, it will be for a short time.
Saturday looks to be on the dry and sunny side regionwide as high pressure takes over the region. Look for the temps to be on the chilly side but the sun will feel good. The highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 40s with light winds.
Sunday will be what I often refer to as the day of transition. Clouds will move in as the day moves along. No rain is expected until Monday and the clouds will take some time to overtake the skies. Sunday will be similar to Saturday with the exception of the noticeable introduction of high and mid-level clouds. Temperatures both days will be in the 40s.
Monday will see a good chance for rain to arrive. The rain will be moving in from southeast around the periphery of an area of high pressure well off the Atlantic coast. This will give us some rain mainly in the Piedmont. The better chance for rain will be late Monday and through Tuesday as moisture arrives from the southwest. This will be a bit more robust rain and will be ahead of a cold front moving east from the middle of the country. Once the rain falls, and it will be rain as the air mass is mild, there will be a period of brisk and blustery winds from the Northwest that will lower the temps on Wednesday and Thursday into the upper 30s and low 40s.
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