Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA
AWUS81 KRNK 290901
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
501 AM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017
Frontal system which brought scattered showers and a few
thunderstorms to locations east of the Blue Ridge has shifted
eastward off the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures remained
relatively mild overnight, and a record high minimum temperature
for March 28th was tied at Danville at 58 degrees. In its wake
has been light northwest flow and a building surface ridge of high
pressure. Cloud cover this morning has been pretty variable, but
was generally more overcast with western extent.
Morning cloudiness from the Blue Ridge westward should begin to
scatter out by afternoon, leading to mostly sunny to partly cloudy
We then enter into a relatively dreary, cloudier period starting
tonight. As high pressure builds eastward, an easterly onshore
flow banking up against the Blue Ridge will lead to persistent
cloudiness. Generally dry conditions through Thursday with
seasonably mild lows.
Pattern turns even more unsettled as we progress into Thursday
night with increasing wet weather associated with a potent, but
weakening frontal system. Wettest conditions are expected Friday
during the late morning to afternoon hours with a period of steady
rain along with the potential for embedded thunderstorms.
Many areas trend dry going into Friday night into early Saturday
morning except with lingering rain showers along the western
Alleghany Mountains in West Virginia. However, the weekend offers
much better conditions.