Storm Team 11: Rain likely through tonight along with a few storms, Cooler wind Friday


Storm Team 11 Forecast
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Rain and a Few Storms Tonight
Cloudy tonight and staying windy as well. A Wind Advisory is in effect at least through this evening for gusts of 35 to 40 mph region-wide at times. We will have rain and some thunderstorms pushing through until about 2 AM. Most spots will get about a quarter to one-third inch of rain. A strong storm or two can’t be ruled out, but the best chance is west of the Tri-Cities. Lows tonight in the low to mid 50s.

Blustery, Cooler and Drying Out Friday
Showers end Friday by 5 AM. Skies turn mostly sunny by mid to late morning. Windy and cooler thanks to a northwesterly flow. Winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 30 mph, higher in North Carolina up to Smyth County. Highs in the mid 60s north to near 70 degrees in the Tri-Cities.

A startlit sky is expected Friday night. Chilly with lows in the upper 30s. Frost is possible especially in some of the mountain communities.

Nice Weekend
Lots of sunshine is expected to kick off the weekend. It looks beautiful Saturday! Highs in the upper 60s in southwest Virginia and around 72 degrees in the Tri-Cities.

Mostly cloudy Sunday. Dry during the day. A warmer afternoon with highs around 76 to 80 degrees.

Some rain may start to work in as early as late Sunday night.

Rain and Storm Threat Returns Next Week
But our best chance of rain starts Monday. This looks to mark the beginning of a more unsettled pattern as a couple upper level disturbances move over our general area through at least mid week. Right now, there is a 50 to 60% chance of rain. However, given the heavy rain threat along with the potential for some storms, if trends continue, rain chances will rise in the coming days for this time frame. Highs in the 70s to near 80 degrees with lows in the 50s and low 60s.

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