The forecast for Blacksburg came just at the right time, if you are looking for an easy versus a difficult forecast. A cold front had just passed through the region, and in its stead, there was a brisk westerly flow down the Appalachians into the towns along the eastern slope of the old hills. There were winds that gusted as high as 33 miles an hour in Blacksburg on Friday, and these winds helped keep temperatures in the 50s for highs right on through Saturday. The only outlet to predict 50s on both days was The Weather Channel, and that resulted in their forecast victory.
Actuals: Friday – High 53, Low 40
Saturday – High 52, Low 34