Beautiful Weekend In Store But Build An Ark For Next Week

Good afternoon. This is a brief update on some stuff we are watching over the next couple of days and into the next work week.

We are always bringing bad news it seems lately so let me give some good news first. It’s going to be a beautiful weekend. Whether working or off take time to get outside and enjoy it. Temperatures are going to be very pleasant, topping out in the mid 60’s both Saturday and Sunday. That will come with full sun on Saturday and only partly cloudy skies on Sunday. We hope you can get out there and enjoy it.

Sunday Night and upper level low pressure system cuts itself off from the main storm track and moves into the Southeast. This means clouds rapidly build Sunday Night and rain begins thereafter. Rain should begin as light rain Sunday night and increase through the day on Monday. This rain will carry through the day on a Tuesday as that upper level low meanders around. Rain will be heaviest along the eastern and southern slopes of the Blue Ridge. Rain will fall very heavy at times on Monday Afternoon and Tuesday. It will be a bone chiller too as temps get stuck in the low to mid 50’s both days. Rainfall totals of 1-3 inches are possible in most areas. Along the Eastern and Southern Slopes of the Blue Ridge though rain rates will be higher and likely total out 2-5 inches. We have been dry for the last 5 days so the flood threat, while there, isn’t extremely high. If models trend up with the rain though flash flood watches may be needed later in the weekend.

Here is a look at the NOAA Weather Predictions Center’s Rainfall Forecast for the next 7 Days.

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Additionally, here is how much precipitation the two main medium-range computer models predict over the next week:

 European Model Forecasted Precipitation from Saturday, April 21st - Friday, April 27th.

European Model Forecasted Precipitation from Saturday, April 21st - Friday, April 27th.

 American (GFS) Model Forecasted Precipitation from Saturday, April 21st - Friday, April 27th

American (GFS) Model Forecasted Precipitation from Saturday, April 21st - Friday, April 27th

Chris White

Chief Meteorologist