Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA
AWUS81 KRNK 171021
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
521 AM EST Tue Jan 17 2017
While warmer air surged northward yesterday into parts of the
Mountain Empire and into southeast West Virginia - including
a record high temperature and record warmest low temperature
yesterday at Bluefield - low clouds and fog plagued much of the
region yesterday, keeping temperatures mainly in the 40s to lower
Cloudy skies with persistent areas of fog, locally dense at
times, again prevail this morning across most areas on either side
of the Blue Ridge as well as into the North Carolina foothills
and Piedmont. Radar showed steady rains advancing into central
West Virginia associated with a warm front. Despite the clouds,
temperatures early this morning remained several degrees above
normal in the 40s to lower 50s.
Our weather pattern will remain active for most of the workweek.
Areas of morning fog will begin to burn off as steady light rains affect
our area as the warm front passes. Mild and moist conditions will
precede a cold front that will increase precipitation chances
again for this evening.
An upper level disturbance associated with cooler air aloft will
move across our area tomorrow. Brisk northwest winds during the
dya can be expected as temperatures fall into the 40s to mid 50s,
with temperatures around 60 in the Virginia and North Carolina
High pressure Wednesday night into the first part of Thursday
offers the best chance of dry weather. However, rain chances
increase by later Thursday and Friday with another frontal system
moving into the region.