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Unseasonably warm temperatures into tomorrow… cold front pushes through Monday.

We have been unseasonable warm and unseasonable dry for most of September and we will continue that trend into your Sunday. We are seeing abnormally dry conditions for our entire viewing area except for northern Pocahantas county. West of I-77 along Buchanan, McDowell, Wyoming, and Raleigh counties we are seeing moderately dry conditions. There is also a burn ban in effect for the entire state of West Virginia. Also, Tazewell, Bland, and Giles counties in Virginia are under a burn ban as well. Please refrain from any open air burning in these areas.

Saturday has been nice for the most part. A few clouds to start the day, however, we were able to get abundant sunshine into the afternoon. Temperatures this afternoon are mainly 5-10 degrees above average, with temperatures mostly hovering around the low to mid 80s. Unfortunately we have been dry all day for the most part, which isn’t helping us with our drought scenario at all.

Tonight, expect temperatures to be in the upper 50s and low 60s across the region. A few clouds, but dry weather overnight.

High pressure being in control will continue to bring dry and warm weather for the second half of your weekend.

As we go into Sunday, we will once again stay dry and see temperatures unseasonably warm. Expect temperatures Sunday to once again be around the low to mid 80s, if not a little warmer than Saturday.

High pressure will begin to slide out of our region Sunday afternoon allowing for a cold front to push into our region by Monday afternoon. This will allow for some scattered showers for Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. Unfortunately these rain showers won’t be enough to pull us out of these abnormally and moderately dry conditions we are under. We need a few days of steady rain to really put a dent into the drought.

Tuesday, we look to cool back down and bring in much drier weather for mid-week behind Monday’s cold front. Stay tuned!

As far as the tropics. Now Tropical Storm Jerry continues to turn back out to see. It is expected to continue back out to sea and weaken. We do have two other disturbances, one east of the Lesser Antilles, which has a 60% chance of cyclone formation. Also, another disturbance just off the coast of Africa, which has a 90% chance of cyclone formation.

Brandon Lawson

Weekend Meteorologist

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