Drying Out for a Bit

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A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN GREENBRIER UNTIL 1AM TOMORROW, AND FOR NORTHWEST POCAHONTAS COUNTY UNTIL 4AM TOMORROW

AREAL FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR FAYETTE, POCAHONTAS, RALEIGH, WYOMING, AND MCDOWELL COUNTIES UNTIL 6 AM TUESDAY; GREENBRIER UNTIL 7 AM. SUMMERS, AND MERCER, UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE GREENBRIER RIVER AT ALDERSON UNTIL 8:15PM TOMORROW.

Tonight is going to bring much drier conditions to the region. This will give waters a chance to recede, but there will still be spots of high water this evening. If you are traveling, especially after dark, make sure you take it slow. NEVER DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. There were numerous vehicle rescues today that could have been avoided. It’s very difficult to see how deep the water is at night, so turn around, don’t drown. We are in for a cold evening. Temperatures will drop into the low 20s, so we could see a few icy patches on anything that freezes up.

Tuesday we spend drying out the ground as some sun is likely during the daytime. We won’t be nearly as warm as temperatures have drifted back to the mid and low 40s for most of us as the high pressure that is giving us our sunshine, also brought with it some chilly air. Tuesday night a quick moving system is expected to pass by to our south. A few of our southern counties have a very small chance of seeing a few light rain/snow showers, but most will be dry.

Wednesday, we spend dry but chilly especially in the morning as the storm to our south from the night before dragged down some cold overnight temperatures. The sun will come out it will help to add a little bit of extra heat through the day. Most should end up near 50 degrees

Thursday is a little cooler through the day than Wednesday. Highs will be closer to the lower 40s, with more sunshine on the way. The factor that will drag down temperatures is a northwesterly shift in the winds which will pipe in some cooler air.

Friday is much of the same as Thursday just with a bit more cloud cover. We look to continue our dry stretch though with temperatures in the low 40s.

Saturday, clouds remain possible, but we stay dry. Northwest flow will still be holding on for a period of time through the day, so expect more clouds and slightly below average temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s.

In the extended forecast, high pressure seems to maintain it’s influence over much of the area. A few longshot storm systems are passing off to our west towards the end of the forecast period but for now they aren’t in range. Temperatures look to hold near or slightly above average too for the most part.

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TONIGHT:
Quiet, breezy. Cold! Lows in the 20s.
TUESDAY:
Drying out. Highs in the 40s.
WEDNESDAY:
Quiet highs in the 50s.
THURSDAY:
Still dry with highs in the 50s.
FRIDAY:
Still dry. Highs in the 40s.
SATURDAY:
Keeping the dry trend going! Highs in the 40s.
SUNDAY:
Quiet. Highs in the 30s.
MONDAY:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s.
TUESDAY:
Looking sunny. Highs in the 60s.
WEDNESDAY:
Dry and warm. Highs in the 60s.
THURSDAY:
Quiet and even warmer! Highs near 70!

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