Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA
AWUS81 KRNK 010815
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
415 AM EDT Sat Oct 1 2016
Skies were mostly cloudy Friday as a large upper level low
pressure system continued to spin over the Ohio River Valley.
However, drier air was able to enter the forecast region from the
south, resulting in a decreased shower and thunderstorm activity
for the afternoon compared to what occurred on Thursday. Friday afternoon
temperatures varied from the low to mid 70s across the mountains,
while upper 70s and low 80s were observed across Southside
Virginia and the Piedmont of North Carolina, where increased
sunshine made for warmer conditions.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms drifted across portions of
the Piedmont overnight, more so north of Highway 460. Some of
these storms produced locally heavy rain. Overnight temperatures
generally ranged in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Some elevations
above 3000 feet dropped into the 40s.
The upper level low that has been wobbling over the Ohio Valley the
past several days will lift north and track over Lake Erie Sunday, then
moves off the New England shore Monday night. By Tuesday, high
pressure will wedge south across the Mid Atlantic region bringing