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
334 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
LOW PRESSURE WAS OBSERVED PASSING ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING...AND IT IS CURRENTLY RESIDING IN THE
TIDEWATER REGIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS WERE
PREVALENT ACROSS OUR FORECAST REGION ON THURSDAY. HEAVIEST
RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED PASSING ACROSS SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA...WHERE A
FEW AREAS RECEIVED AS MUCH AS A HALF INCH OF RAIN. RAINFALL WAS
FAR MORE SPOTTY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS... WHERE AMOUNTS VARIED FROM
A TRACE TO JUST OVER A QUARTER OF AN INCH ACCUMULATION THROUGH
ABOUT 3PM THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

TAKING A LOOK AT VISIBLE SATELLITE...SUBSTANTIAL CLEARING HAS
BEGUN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BLUE RIDGE...QUICKLY SPREADING NORTH AND
EAST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. QUICK TEMPERATURE RISES HAVE
RESULTED...WITH HIGHS NOW IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S ALONG THE
VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE...TO NEAR 75 ACROSS THE NORTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY...WHOSE SEEN THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF
CONTINUOUS SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON.

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE OFF THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...LIKELY BRINGING ANY LINGERING RAINFALL TO
AN END. CLOUDCOVER WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH...ALLOWING MANY AREAS
TO REACH THEIR LATE DAY HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S AND
LOWER 70S. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR FRIDAY...RESULTING IN
WARMER TEMPERATURES AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE FOR MUCH OF THE WEEKEND.
STORM CHANCES REMAIN SMALL...BUT RE-ENTER THE FORECAST AS EARLY
AS SUNDAY EVENING...AND CONTINUE INTO MEMORIAL DAY AND BEYOND.

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