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
541 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTHWEST THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA
SATURDAY...ALLOWING COOL...DAMP AIR TO SPREAD INTO THE REGION FROM
THE NORTHEAST. MEANWHILE...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES
TRACKING TOWARD THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST...ALLOWED DEEP
MOISTURE TO OVERRUN THE SHALLOW LAYER OF COOL SURFACE AIR. THE
RESULT WAS WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY EVENING ACROSS
MOST AREAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BY MIDNIGHT RANGED FROM 1/4 TO 1/2
INCH ACROSS THE REGION...WITH THE HIGHER TOTALS IN THE NORTHWEST
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

EARLY THIS MORNING...WIDESPREAD RAIN CONTINUED ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS NOTED IN WEST VIRGINIA.
TEMPERATURES REMAINED ON THE COOL SIDE WITH MOST AREAS IN THE
LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S. AT 5 AM EDT...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 48
DEGREES AT HOT SPRINGS TO 58 DEGREES AT RICHLANDS.

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
THE COOL AIR WEDGE IS EXPECTED TO ERODE FROM SOUTHWEST TO
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA BY AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...SEVERAL
ADDITIONAL DISTURBANCES ARE FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM
A PERSISTENT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHWEST U.S. A STRONGER
DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION MONDAY. THUS...SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND MONDAY...A FEW OF WHICH COULD
BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE...ESPECIALLY MONDAY AFTERNOON. FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEK...A DEEP UPPER LOW IS PROGGED TO SAG
SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION AND
LINGER INTO THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEKEND. THIS WILL KEEP
UNSETTLED WEATHER IN PLACE FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITH LOTS OF
CLOUDS...SHOWERS...AND UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES.


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