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Mainly dry overnight, scattered showers & t-storms on tap for Friday

A cold front will move toward the area as we head into Friday, but until then, we should have a pretty quiet night. A spotty shower/storm will be possible before the sun goes town Thursday evening, but most will see the rain taper once we get past sunset. Lows tonight will hold in the upper 50s/low 60s tonight under passing clouds & fog.

Showers will gradually return as we head into Friday, especially north of the I-64 corridor at first. Though no severe weather is expected across our immediate area, a stronger storm or two, especially along and N of I-64 looks possible. (Locally heavy rain and gusty winds will be the main threat...rotation can't be ruled out, but a better risk for that will be to our northwest as of now). A line of rain with embedded t-storms looks likely to move into the area from NW to SE from around 9-10AM until 12PM. Into the afternoon, we will see more rounds of showers & thunderstorms especially between the hours of 2PM-5PM.

Localized flooding issues to to sometimes heavy and repetitive rainfall cannot be ruled out as we head toward the end of the work week. We'll see some breaks of sun in between the clouds tomorrow, allowing for high temps to again rise into the upper 60s/low 70s and for the atmosphere to become unstable. Wind gusts on occasion could reach the 30-40 MPH range on Friday.

Rain will continue on and off Saturday night, before tapering into early Saturday. We'll be drier but cooler this weekend, with highs in the upper 40s/low 50s on Sat & Sun. The chance of rain looks to return by Sunday night, possibly mixing with a few snowflakes at higher elevations. Low temps Saturday and Sunday night will retreat into the 40s. We look to moderate in temperature again next week, but look unsettled with the chance for more showers through midweek next week. Stay tuned!

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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