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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
942 PM EDT Mon Sep 7 2020 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will continue to bring quiet weather to the Appalachians and central mid Atlantic region through tonight. A very strong cold front will extend from the New England to the southwest United States Tuesday before low pressure develops along the front over the Southern Plains and tracks into the Ohio Valley by the end of the week. There will be an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms across the area Wednesday and Thursday ahead of this front. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/... As of 942 PM EDT Monday... Cool and comfy conditions remain in place areawide. Temperatures are already in the mid to upper 50s over the higher terrain with low to mid 60s elsewhere. Roanoke and Lynchburg are the warmest with readings close to 70 degrees. A tad bit more humidity can be noted especially in areas east of the Blue Ridge. Further to the north the line of showers and storms that has plagued Cleveland, Ohio and western sections of Pennsylvania continues to die out as it sags south into drier. Meanwhile moisture is slowly slagging up from our south across South Carolina and Georgia. Hi res models showing a later arrival on this moisture Tuesday especially in areas across the Southside and Piedmont. Even with that said still looking a some isolated to widely scattered light showers pivoting in for the afternoon and evening hours. Low clouds will also be noted in areas east of the Blue Ridge come Tuesday afternoon as the wedge continues to build and easterly flow strengthens. As of 555 PM EDT Monday... Beautiful, gorgeous, pleasant, and superb are just some of the words that describe our weather this Labor Day evening. High pressure remains entrenched just to our south over the southern Appalachians making for another fairly comfortable night ahead. Lows will be back in the mid to upper 50s west of the Blue Ridge with upper 50s and low 60s out east. Some of our usual valley locations such as Burkes Garden look to fall back into the mid to upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Valley fog will also be possible west of the Blue Ridge. One thing that is different this evening compared to what we had over the Labor Day weekend is a slight increase in humidity. As our high starts to weaken overnight our wedge will be allowed to build bringing in more moisture off the Atlantic. This moisture will usher in some low clouds and patchy fog early Tuesday morning across the Southside and Piedmont. These clouds will eventually spread further east according to hi-res solutions by Tuesday mid afternoon. The clouds will be followed up with isolated to widely scattered storm chances out over the Piedmont and Southside as the easterly flow starts builds more moisture in. For now left 20-30 percent precipitation chances over this area. Highs Tuesday will be in the low to mid 80s areawide with the exception of a few mid to upper 70s out over the higher terrain. && .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/... As of 200 PM EDT Monday... Easterly flow from earlier in the week will ensure plenty of moisture is in the area for the midweek. Wednesday will have scattered diurnal showers and storms in the afternoon. Most of the CWA ought to receive measurable rainfall on Wednesday, but the probability is low that it will be heavy enough to create any hydro concerns. Thursday afternoon and evening will see greater coverage and chances than Wednesday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. Overnight into Friday expect showers to linger as the front itself passes over us. But much like the rest of the week before it, diurnal afternoon showers will reappear on Friday. These will be helped along by another wedge that begins to take shape along the eastern Appalachians as high pressure sits over New England. Temperatures for this period will be oscillating around normal, with daily highs in the 70s and mid 80s, and overnight lows in the 60s. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 200 PM EDT Monday... A trough and surface low track over the Great Lakes/southern Canada through the weekend. Guidance is split over the exact order of events, with some bringing a frontal boundary from south to North, and occluding with the cold front that drags down from Canada. This would clear out the wedge that began to form on Friday. Others leave the wedge in place and allow the cold front to be the feature to clear the wedge. despite the uncertainty in features and timing over the weekend, the most likely scenario is more diurnally forced showers and storms through this period. Despite an expected cold frontal passage, the temperature gradient between the two air masses is not particularly strong, so a significant cool down is not expected in this period. Temperatures will go from the 60s at night to upper 70s/low 80s during the day. && .AVIATION /02Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 746 PM EDT Monday... VFR conditions continue this evening at all of the TAF sites. Some valley fog can be expected in areas west of the Blue Ridge with the best confidence for IFR/LIFR conditions at KLWB. Some patchy IFR/LIFR conditions expected further south toward KBCB but opted to leave the tempo group in for now based upon how the fog situation evolved from earlier this morning and the overall progression of moisture from the east. As of now it does not looks as if this moisture will reach KROA, KBLF, KLWB, or KBCB until late Tuesday afternoon.KDAN and KLYH on the other hand will start to see some of this moisture in the form of mid to high level clouds by 12-14z Tuesday than some low level clouds by 18z and beyond Tuesday afternoon. Also opted VCSH at both KDAN and KLYH since they will sit closest to the moisture source off to the east. Winds will be light through the period with no impact to aircraft operations expected. .Extended Aviation Discussion... Moisture returns for widespread diurnally driven showers and scattered thunderstorms resulting in MVFR ceiling and visibility Wednesday through Sunday. && .RNK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... VA...None. NC...None. WV...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...MBS NEAR TERM...ET/MBS SHORT TERM...VFJ LONG TERM...VFJ AVIATION...ET/MBS