Here we go, a trip to the east coast in what has been a very active month. Will that activity continue into the weekend? Come along with me.
At 953PM, ET, Charlottesville was reporting a temperature of 34 degrees with light winds and clear skies. The back end of an upper level trough streamed over the western parts of the state, brining some high clouds to the Roanoke area.
The wave structure aloft is high frequency, which means a ridge in the Midwest will move swiftly into the mid-Atlantic. Friday will be a warm, dry day, but behind the ridge is a southern trough. A little bundle of energy over the Red River Valley on Saturday morning, it will quickly move eastward, traversing the southern Appalachians and, late in the day, bringing a quick bout of light rainfall to Charlottesville.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 57, Low 32
Saturday – Light rain late, High 67, Low 39
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies. High 60, Low, 28
Saturday – Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon (late rain) High 72, Low 41
AW: Tomorrow – Warmer with sunshine and patchy clouds, High 61, Low 26
Saturday – Some sun, then turning cloudy with a couple of showers in the afternoon High 69, Low 36
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, High 58, Low 24
Saturday – Increasing clouds, late rain High 70, Low 38
WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny in the morning, then clearing, High 58, Low 31
Saturday – Partly Sunny, High 67, Low 41
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 57, Low 25
Saturday – Partly cloudy, High 70, Low 37
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy starting overnight, continuing until morning. High 62, Low 27
Saturday – Mostly cloudy starting in the morning. high 69, Low 39
That rain, if they see it on Saturday night will be very light. The story for denizens of Charlottesville will be how warm it gets this weekend! The NAM and RAP are performing better on temperatures, so I leaned their way, which explains most of the difference in forecasts. Here is a look at the satellite imagery, with a tendril of clouds over western Virginia.