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
446 PM EST Mon Jan 16 2017

High pressure remained wedged against the eastern face of the
Appalachians this afternoon, drawing Atlantic moisture into the
higher terrain. As such, cloudy skies and patchy fog was observed
through the day west of the Blue Ridge, while clouds did manage
to break across portions of the Southside and the Piedmont of
northern North Carolina during the afternoon. Temperatures were
rather variable across the region, with low 60s observed in far
western Virginia, while high temperatures were limited to the 40s
across the New River Valley. Low to mid 50s were observed east of
the Blue Ridge where sunshine was able to reach the surface for
extended periods of time.

Patchy fog and periods of light rain are expected overnight as
high pressure hugging the Atlantic coast draws moist air into the
central Appalachian region. Overnight temperatures will hold in
the low to mid 40s for much of the area. Winds will shift more
southwesterly for Tuesday, allowing warmer air to drift into the
area ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Rain showers
will pass across the mountains by sunrise, with rainfall expected
for much of the forecast area before noon. Afternoon temperatures
will warm into the mid 50 to low 60s areawide.

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