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
440 PM EDT Mon Aug 21 2017

A high pressure system continues to shift off the the Mid Atlantic
Coastline, allowing heat and humidity to take full effect today.
The only limiting temperature factors during the afternoon hours
came in the form of a partial solar eclipse, which caused a brief
drop in temperatures between 2 and 4pm, with reports of decreasing
temperatures on the magnitude of 3 to 9 degrees depending on
location. Even so, afternoon temperatures maxed out near 90
degrees in the east, with 80s prevalent across the higher
elevations. A few slow moving thunderstorms also lit up the
afternoon sky, producing isolated pockets of heavy rainfall.

Storms will likely linger across the area until sunset Monday
night, as the high pushes further out to sea and a another cold
front approaches from the northwest. As a result, invigorated cross
barrier flow may initiate a few afternoon showers and
thunderstorms along the higher elevations on Tuesday. Warm and
muggie conditions will remain in place ahead of the front, which
looks to progress east through the region late Tuesday night and
Wednesday. Behind this boundary, cooler and drier conditions will
persist through much of the weekend.

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