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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:25PM

A Spooky-Warm End to October

Warm and (mainly) dry are the watch words for this seven day forecast as above normal temperatures will be with us for quite a while. Tomorrow a few showers will wander SWVA as a fast moving clipper system passes to our north. Any rainfall will be light. High and low temperatures Saturday and Sunday look to run a good 15 degrees above normal making for another terrific weekend.

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Hi: 67 Lo: 48

Becoming mostly cloudy; South wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 68 Lo: 52

More clouds; Widely scattered PM showers; SW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 70 Lo: 53

Mostly sunny; Nice; NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 76 Lo: 55

Mostly sunny; Breezy & unseasonably warm

Hi: 76 Lo: 55

Scattered clouds; Breezy & continued warm

Further Out

Monday - A mix of clouds and sun; A bit cooler, but still mild; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Tuesday - Morning clouds with partial clearing by afternoon; Remaining warm; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

A fast moving area of low pressure will scoot across southern New England on Thursday, helping to push a few showers across the region. The west facing slopes will see the “most” activity, but any rainfall will be light.

Fair and mild weather returns for Friday with a real uptick in temperatures for Saturday and Sunday as a deep layer ridge of high pressure strengthens across the Deep South. As we’ll be on the north side of the ridge, we’ll see breezy westerly winds. With dry conditions, this will lead to increasing fire danger. However, the humidity levels will be fairly high, which should prevent fire growth from being too rapid. Still, not a good weekend for outdoor burning.

The good times roll into the next week as present indications are that the ridge will hold on across the southeast as a strong Pacific Jet continues to affect the western and northern US. In short (or, perhaps, in shorts) this would be a good Halloween to go as Jimmy Buffet.


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