Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA
AWUS81 KRNK 222143
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
543 PM EDT Sat Oct 22 2016
Temperatures across the area began the morning cool and breezy
behind the escaping frontal boundary. Morning temperatures were
generally in the 40s in the mountains to near 50 degrees in the
Piedmont counties. Some warming was allowed during the day, but
the brisk northwesterly flow continued to stream cold air into the
region. Sustained wind values in the 20 to 30 miles per hour were
present in parts of the west, with occasional gusts to 40.
Temperatures rose into the upper 40s west of the Blue Ridge, to
near 60 degrees in parts of the Piedmont of Virginia and North
Carolina. Cloud cover began to impact the western slopes of the
Appalachians, mixing in an occasional rain shower or sprinkle.
Gusty winds will continue through Saturday thanks to a tight
pressure gradient between low pressure exiting to our northeast
and high pressure building in the central United States.
Mainly a dry forecast is expected through early next week as
high pressure dominates much of the forecast. The one exception is
the potential for isolated showers across parts of southeast West
Virginia late Sunday night into early Monday morning with the
passage of a weak cold front.