Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA
AWUS81 KRNK 300945
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
545 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017
Late Saturday afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms
developed over parts of the mountains. A few of these storms
produced very heavy rain, frequent lightning, and hail. Hail was
as large as quarter-size in the City of Covington, VA and also
near Chilhowie, VA. The showers and storms moved out of the
region and dissipated between 800 PM EDT and 900 PM EDT.
Overnight, skies were generally partly to mostly cloudy and very
mild for this time of year. Pre-dawn temperatures ranged from the
mid to upper 60s across most of the region. A few locations
reported temperatures in the upper 50s, and around 70 degrees.
Very warm air, with an increasing southerly flow, will continue
across the region today. A cold front will approach and cross the
area Monday into Monday night. Anticipate a trend towards more
showers and storms as the front draws closer and then moves
through. Drier weather is expected for the middle of next week. An
area of low pressure will bring showers and storms back into the
forecast by Thursday.