Monday. It just has to be Monday. Gloomy skies, annoying drizzle, light scattered showers at times…it’s just a mess out there. Like the weekend, several dry hours but keep the umbrella close as northwest winds funnel moisture from the Great Lakes southward. Best bet for showers will be the westward facing mountain ridgelines through Pocahontas and Greenbrier County.
The flip side of this stubborn set up is the temperatures, colder air from Canada continues to filter in along with little sunshine, temps struggle into the upper 40s this afternoon but that’s not the worst part. Winds 10-15mph at times add the element of windchills to the day so “feel like” temps hover in the 30s today.
Tonight the gloominess of the day drudges on for a damp and chilly night. Temps don’t move much but will fall back into the low 40s and upper 30s. Snow shower threat returns for areas like Snowshoe with little to no impactful accumulations expected. Frost won’t be an issue for the lowlands with elevated winds and cloud cover.
Tuesday hosts a cloudy start with a few light sprinkles in the mountains. Low hanging clouds will impact visibility for the higher elevations. Still chilly and damp in the morning but as the day goes on, we’ll see the showers come to an end and the clouds slowly break up. Peeks of sunshine filter across the region for the afternoon and winds slowly shift out of the west. All to say we’ll warm up slightly into the low 50s in the lowlands, mid to upper 40s for the mountains. Tuesday night, frost threat returns for the deeper valleys as temps tumble into the upper 30s.
Wednesday morning is a cold on with temps in the 30s but they slowly rise after sunrise. By mid-morning we’re pushing the upper 40s with the 50s by lunchtime. A few of us will strive for the low 60s with blue skies and sunshine. Mountains, of course, will fall a few degrees behind in the mid to upper 50s.
Thursday morning starts in the 40s with sunshine helping us warm up into the mid 60s in the afternoon. Clouds build in from west to east but we’re dry until late Thursday night. A beautiful sunset can be expected with bright reds and yellows to match the near peak fall foliage landscapes. But Thursday night, showers return thank to an approaching cold front that looks to bring us back into the gloomy and damp feel of last weekend.
Friday features cloudy skies, scattered light showers, misty drizzle, and cooler temps. Highs for the day struggle into the upper 50s before a cold front crosses in the afternoon. Winds increase through the evening hours as showers become more widespread as the front passes. By the evening, temps drop into the 40s as showers become scattered.
Saturday will be a damp, chilly, breezy day which may complicate Bridge Day festivities. Temps struggle to reach the mid 50s and wind chills will certainly keep us cooler than that. Scattered showers at times throughout the day as we once again deal with a stubborn system by the Great Lakes throwing waves of moisture our way. Like before, showers won’t amount to much in the way of rainfall totals, but be annoying enough for a damp and dreary one. A snowflake or two in the mix for the higher elevation possible late night.
Sunday still carries a scattered shower chance, but this time we transition to mostly in the eastern mountains along the western facing ridgelines. We are cold enough in the morning for snowflake to fly in the higher elevations. Gloomy skies for the mountains turn more mostly cloudy for the western lowlands. Temps will be split with the east in the mid to upper 40s while the lowlands push into the low 50s by the afternoon.
In your extended forecast we catch a break from the unrelenting wave of rain as our jet stream finds a happy medium for a while. Sunshine returns but the chill is stuck with us for a while. Temps struggle to reach average highs. A typical pattern for October but one we’ll have to endure as temps hover the 50s and 60s. No big warm up but the same could be said about the lack of an arctic chill anytime soon.
Gloomy, damp, sct showers. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
AM showers, dry afternoon, slow clearing. Highs in the low 50s.
Sunshine finally returns! Highs push into the low 60s.
Sunshine and warmer. PM clouds. Rain late. Highs in the mid 60s
Gloomy again, sct. showers return. Highs in the 50s.
BRIDGE DAY – SATURDAY
Cloudy, breezy, light sct. showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
Stray sprinkles, some sun. Chilly. Highs in the upper 40s/low 50s.
Sunshine but chilly. Highs in the low 50s.
Slightly warmer with sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s.
Nearing average with sunshine. Highs in the 60s.
A typical sunny October Day. Highs in the mid and upper 60s.