WIND ADVISORY​​ is in effect from this evening through 10 a.m. Saturday for Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Greenbrier, Mercer, Summers, Monroe, Raleigh, Mcdowell, Wyoming, Fayette, Nicholas, Webster and Pocahontas counties. Isolated wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible in these areas, which could cause a few power outages.

FLOOD WATCH​​ is in effect from 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday afternoon for McDowell, Wyoming, Raleigh, Fayette, Mercer, Summers, Tazewell, Bland, Giles and Monroe counties. 

Tonight’s rain will be the most intense from Ian, as steady rains move into the region. High school football will be wet at times but the heaviest showers will move in after midnight and last through the morning Saturday. Although the flood threat remains low, the threat is not zero and anyone who sees more than a couple of inches of rain overnight will be susceptible for minor flooding issues. Temperatures will drop down into the middle 40s overnight.

Saturday is a cold and miserable day with steady rain showers in the morning lighting up to just scattered showers for the afternoon. The rain and heavy cloud cover along with an overall damp November feel outside will hold high temperatures down into the lower 50s for highs. 

Sunday continues the light shower chance but I do think we’ll see some drying by the afternoon. Despite this, heavy cloud cover as a result of Ian’s remnants will hold high temperatures down into the lower 50s once again with occasional patchy periods of drizzle. In total, expect 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain from Ian. Overall, with pretty dry conditions over the last couple of weeks coupled with rain falling over an extended period and not at once, our flood risk is pretty low, but it’s not zero. Anyone who sees the higher end of that range or perhaps locally higher amounts closer to three inches will be at risk for nuisance flooding issues and we’ll keep an eye on that this weekend for you in the StormTracker 59 Weather Lab.

Monday features a slow clearing of skies, as Ian’s remnants finally work their way out of the region. Highs will rebound as a result, with low 60s expected in the region. It’ll feel pretty decent considering how cool the weekend has been!

Tuesday brings in more sunshine and a continued trend of warmer weather, with highs in the lower 60s. 
Wednesday is even warmer, with plenty of sunshine and highs bac up into the middle 60s despite a chilly start.

Thursday will feature the warmest weather of the week, with highs likely in the lower 70s out ahead of a cold front, which promises to deliver more chilly weather into the region.

Friday could provide an isolated shower or two in the morning with that cold front nearby still but sunshine will return for the afternoon, with highs in the middle 50s – a bit cooler once again!

Looking ahead, we COULD be looking at our first real chance for a freeze for the following weekend. Long-term solutions are pointing to a cold air mass in place and if coupled with mostly clear skies, will allow overnight temperatures both Friday night and into Saturday night of next week to fall deep into the 30s. A Fall-like air mass will likely linger into next week – so those fall colors will really start to begin to shine in our region over the next ten days or so across the higher elevations!

TONIGHT
Rain, steady at times after midnight. Lows in the middle 40s.
SATURDAY
Rain, steady at times before noon, becoming lighter in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s.
SUNDAY
Light drizzle, especially before noon. Chilly again, with highs in the lower 50s.
MONDAY
Partly cloudy and warmer, with highs in the lower 60s.
TUESDAY
Mostly sunny and warmer once again, with highs in the lower to middle 60s.
WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny and nice! Highs in the middle 60s.
THURSDAY
Mostly sunny and beautiful! We’ll see highs jump into the lower 70s.
FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a morning sprinkle and cooler, with highs in the middle 50s.
SATURDAY
Frost/freeze possible in the morning, partly cloudy with highs in the middle 50s.
SUNDAY
Frost/freeze possible in the morning, mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.
MONDAY
Mostly sunny and warmer, with highs in the lower 60s.