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Whitetop , VA

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:08AM

More Unsettled Through Friday

Today looks to be a bit more unsettled during the afternoon than yesterday. A warm and moist southerly flow out of the Gulf of Mexico allows for widely scattered development of showers and storms. Friday will be the same, albeit with a bit more cloud cover ahead of an incoming front out of the Ohio Valley. Sunshine returns to the forecast for Saturday and Sunday with only a slight mention of an afternoon shower or t-shower.

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Hi: 77 Lo: 65

Scattered clouds; Warm; Widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 79 Lo: 63

Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & storms; SW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 78 Lo: 61

Mostly to partly sunny; Cannot rule out an afternoon shower or thundershower; West-NW wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 78 Lo: 62

Partly sunny; Cannot rule out a stray shower or t-shower

Hi: 77 Lo: 63

Partly sunny; Isolated showers and thundershowers

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered showers and thundershowers; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 60s
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and thundershowers; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure lingers over the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast. This brings a warm and moist southerly flow into the region today making the atmosphere more unstable. As a result, we will see more widely scattered coverage of showers and thunderstorms, especially this afternoon, and more of the same Friday.

A potent low pressure system moves out of the Upper Midwest into the Great Lakes Friday with a cold front in tow. This front sweeps across the TN and OH Valleys early Friday and into our neck of the woods by Friday afternoon. Showers and thundershowers linger into Friday evening with clearing late. Saturday will be drier as high pressure builds over the region. We may begin with some patchy fog that clears by mid-morning Saturday. We’ll keep the slightest mention of a stray shower or t-shower for late in the day Saturday and Sunday, otherwise expect a pretty nice weekend.

High pressure sets up off the Southeast coast Monday bringing the warm and moist flow out of the Gulf of Mexico again. We will only see isolated coverage of afternoon showers and storms Monday. Increasing instability Tuesday produces greater coverage of PM showers and storms. Another front drops out of the Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley Wednesday with more scattered coverage of showers and storms. We’re in for a bit of a cool-down behind this front as we move toward the end of the week.


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