Warmer Days Ahead… Then Rain & Cold! Monday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather has been wet across the state today, with a soaking rain area-wide. A weak upper level low and weak surface low moving southeast across the area is providing uplift to get rain to overspread the area. As the weak system moves southeast, rain chances will gradually decrease this evening and tonight. I still expect some rain and drizzle overnight, but the widespread nature of the current rain will decrease. Look for a low in the middle 40s tonight.

Skies remain mostly cloudy on Tuesday and Wednesday, despite the lack of rain chances. I can’t rule out a sprinkle or light shower both days, but widespread rain is not expected. Highs will approach 60 on Tuesday, then upper 60s on Wednesday. As warm air builds in off the Gulf, we could even reach the 70 degree mark on Thursday.

Showers will increase on Thursday, as an upper air trough builds in from the west. Rain will become widespread Thursday night and continue into midday on Friday. I expect a big soaking out of this event, with most areas getting 1″ of rain or a little more. Temperatures will start off at sunrise Friday in the middle 50s, then rapidly fall through the 40s by noon and into the 30s by mid to late afternoon. Expect a very chilly end to our Friday! Highs will only reach the lower to middle 40s on Saturday and Sunday, with lows at night in the lower to middle 20s.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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