Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
534 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017

After rain early Monday morning along with areas of fog, the
afternoon turned out not to be too bad for most of the region with
partly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures. Highs were
mostly in the 70s, except for 60s in the mountains and around 80
across the Piedmont.

Overnight, the rain and some thunderstorms spread back into areas
south and east of the Blue Ridge. A few areas saw locally heavy
rainfall prompting a few flood advisories, mainly across the
foothills and piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia.
Temperatures early this morning were mostly in the mid 50s to
lower 60s, but at 5 AM EDT ranged from 49 degrees at Lewisburg to
66 degrees at South Boston.

A very wet week continue ahead. A deep slow moving upper low
across the Ohio Valley will move across the region through Friday
followed by another upper low over the weekend. This will result
in several additional rounds of rainfall and thunderstorms over
the next few days. A flood watch has been issued for areas mainly
south and east of the Blue Ridge through midnight tonight as
repeated heavy rainfall affects this region. A few severe
thunderstorms are also possible Wednesday afternoon across the
North Carolina counties. Additional strong thunderstorms will be
possible this weekend. Overall, very little dry weather is
expected through the weekend. Friday offers the best chance for
any dry weather. Temperatures will be quite cool across the region
today and Wednesday as a wedge of cool air remains across the
area. Warmer temperatures are expected by the end of the week into
the weekend. Look for highs today and Wednesday mostly in the 60s
and 70s warming to the 70s and 80s by the weekend.


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