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
535 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER WAS OBSERVED ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A COLD FRONT AND STRONG UPPER-LEVEL
DISTURBANCE DRIFTED THROUGH THE REGION. NUMEROUS REPORTS OF
QUARTER-SIZED HAIL...WITH SOME GOLFBALL-SIZED HAIL WERE OBSERVED
ALONG WITH FREQUENT CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL. THE STORMS PROMPTED NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WARNINGS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 1/4
INCH IN SOME LOCATIONS TO NEAR 3 INCHES IN PARTS OF NORTHWEST
NORTH CAROLINA...WHICH PROMPTED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING. OVERNIGHT...THE
RAINFALL CONTINUED TO DIMINISH AND DRIFT SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF
THE REGION. EARLY THIS MORNING...RAIN SHOWERS LINGERED ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE REGION WITH NEW RAIN SHOWERS DRIFTING
INTO THE WESTERN AREAS. TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MID TO
UPPER 50S WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE TO THE LOWER 60S EAST OF THE
BLUE RIDGE. AT 5 AM EDT...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 54 AT HOT
SPRINGS TO 63 AT SOUTH BOSTON AND BROOKNEAL.

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
THE COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT SLOWLY SOUTHEAST OF THE
REGION TODAY. MEANWHILE...A DEEPENING UPPER LOW WILL DRIFT INTO
THE REGION FROM THE GREAT LAKES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE TO OVERRUN THE FRONT TODAY...WITH A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FRONT ACROSS SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA
AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. UNSETTLED...SHOWERY CONDITIONS AND
UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED FOR THE LATER HALF
OF THE WEEK AS THE UPPER LOW SETTLES OVER THE AREA.

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RAB


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