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Tropical moisture from Sally arrives Thursday, cooler and drier weather will follow

High pressure has provided us with fantastic weather throughout the work week so far. We will continue to see mostly sunny skies into the evening, before the weather pattern really begins to rapidly change.

Overnight, we will begin to see clouds quickly increase, as Sally will continue its northeastward track towards the Carolinas. Most should stay dry through the overnight hours, but a spotty showers can not be ruled out. Especially south and along of the highway 460 corridor.

We will see outer rainbands from Sally push into our viewing area into Thursday morning. We will see a rounds of showers and possibly a rumble of thunder throughout the day Thursday. The rain will start south and along of the highway 460 corridor Thursday morning. Expect showers to push further north towards the I-64 corridor throughout the day.

For now, the flooding and severe weather threats will be to our southeast, across the Carolinas. This is where the heaviest rain and stronger thunderstorm activity will be. Although it is unlikely, we could see isolated flooding issues south and along of the highway 460 corridor Thursday, depending on where the heaviest rain lines up.

Expect windy conditions for over the next couple of days as well. Wind gust will be around 15 MPH through both Thursday and Friday. The combination of both Sally and a cold front sweeping through our area will allow for the uptick in winds.

By Friday afternoon, the cold front will help push Sally off to shore and we will begin to dry out and cool down.

We look more fall-like into the weekend. Details tonight at 5,6,11 PM on WVVA-NBC and at 10 PM on the WVVA-CW. Tune in!

Brandon Lawson

Weekend Meteorologist

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