Weather - 1/10/2013 5:00 AM
Soggy and Dreary Finish to Work Week...Still Warm!

Good Thursday Morning Friends!

Well, I will be the first to admit it....yesterday’s rain snuck up and bit me hard. The weak wave of energy that was moving by to our north interacted with enough moisture from the low in the deep south and we saw a period of rain during the afternoon yesterday. Folks in Bluefield got a nice preview of the temperatures that will arrive this weekend. They got close to 60 before the rain. 

The rest of the work week will be the same situation as yesterday. For the most part, we should stay dry, but the opportunity for the use of umbrellas is still available. A warm front will pass through this morning and allow for the chance for a few showers here or there. The heaviest of the rain should stay to our west today and move through tomorrow. 

As this low pulls away, we will stay on the warm side of the system. Saturday will be a hot day across the region, with temperatures a good 20-30 departure from average for this time of year. Depending on how much sunshine we do see (and I think we see a decent amount,) temperatures are likely to jump into the 60s and even 70s. 

Another storm system along this elongated trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring a steady rain into the region for the first half of the work week....and we could be dealing with some water problems. Otherwise, some more seasonable air looks to filter into the region once this last storm pulls out of the region on Wednesday.

StormWatch Forecast:

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs: 52-59. Winds: SW 8-16 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers. Lows: 37-47. Winds: SW 6-12 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs: 50-60.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm. A couple showers late not out of the question. Highs: 60-73.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers late. Highs: 55-65.

Monday: Rain likely. Highs: 52-58.

Forecast by StormWatch Meteorologist Mike Lichniak. 


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