Hey, let’s take a trip on the forecasting express to the home of Virginia Tech University.
At 315PM, ET, Blacksburg was reporting a temperature of 57 degrees with clear skies. Winds were blustery from the west, hitting gusts of 20kt. In the wake of an area of low pressure now over the Canadian Maritimes, a cool batch of high pressure within an upper level trough has settled in. There were still a few remnant clouds over the coastal areas of Virginia, but the mountains were clear.
At the base of the upper level trough, there will still be a bit of baroclinicity as it pivots through the beginning of the work week. A trailing surface trough over the Plains will redirect some southerly flow at this boundary, touching off some shower and storms will crop up from near Greensboro northwest to Indianapolis, and won’t move a whole lot through the day on Tuesday. This means there is a threat for showers and storms most of the day in Blacksburg after tomorrow should mostly be enjoyable.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 61, Low 36
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with periods of rain and thunderstorms, High 58, Low 41
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 60, Low 39
Tuesday – Rain, High 60, Low 41
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and cool High 61, Low 39
Tuesday – Partial sunshine with a passing shower in the afternoon High 60 Low 40
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 58, Low 36
Tuesday – A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy High 58, Low 41
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 59, Low 40
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. High 61, Low 42
WN: Tomorrow – Sunny with areas of frost, High 59, Low 34
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 59, Low 41
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until morning. High 60, Low 37
Tuesday – Rain starting overnight. Hgh 57, Low 36
There is going to be a bit of a chill in the air tonight, but the rain will be at the leading edge of some warm air. Right now, we just have some fair weather cumulus in the coastal plains.