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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: North 5 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 56°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 47 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Franklin, Virginia

Updated: 8:19 PM EST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Light rain overnight. Lows overnight in the low 40s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy with light rain developing after midnight. Low around 40F. SSW winds shifting to NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday

    Rain early will transition to a wintry mix in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice expected.

  • Thursday Night

    A mix of wintry precipitation in the evening. Then some clearing late. Near record low temperatures. Low 18F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch.

  • Friday

    Abundant sunshine. High around 30F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear skies. Low 19F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. High 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Plentiful sunshine. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A few clouds. Low 34F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 56F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Rain showers in the evening becoming more intermittent overnight. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 39F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 55F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Carrsville Fire Station, Carrsville, VA

Updated: 9:25 PM EST

Temperature: 58.4 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 27.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: ALLEN FARMS, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 56.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 56.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Baer Estates, Ivor, VA

Updated: 9:25 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: WNW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Garner Gliderport, Orbit, Virginia, Windsor, VA

Updated: 9:00 PM EST

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Isle of Wight County EOC, Isle Of Wight, VA

Updated: 9:19 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Western Branch - Suffolk, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 9:17 PM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: GPKandSon, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 9:17 PM EST

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Corapeake, NC, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Desert Road, Corapeake, NC, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 9:19 PM EST

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Conway - 35S, Conway, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EST

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ashley's Grove, Conway, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 63.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
821 PM EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cold front slowly crosses the region through tonight. The front 
will stall over North Carolina on Thursday...with a wave of low 
pressure moving along the front Thursday afternoon and night. This 
will bring another round of wintry weather to the area...followed 
by cold and dry conditions by Friday. Gradually moderating...milder 
temperatures are expected late in the weekend into next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday night/... 
made some updates to probability of precipitation this evening...mainly to slow the progression 
south of the higher probability of precipitation to keep all but northernmost portions of 
the County Warning Area dry for the next few hours. This based on current radar 
trends showing precipitation tending to lift north through 03z with first 
wave of surface low pressure tracking east-northeast across the County Warning Area (with precipitation 
staying north of the surface low). The precipitation currently over western Virginia/WV 
looks poised to overspread northern areas after 03z...and shift 
south into central Virginia between 04-06z...this as main surface low over 
the NC/SC Piedmont begins to deepen. Also added fog across the north 
where observation are indicating visibilities from 2sm down to 1/4sm in spots. 
Expect visibilities to improve somewhat later this evening as winds 
increase and widespread rain moves in from the north (could see 
some locally dense fog push south into central Virginia for a few hours as 
well). 


Previous discussion... 
latest weather analysis features a well defined frontal boundary over 
the middle south/lower Ohio Valley that seems to have phased with 
another, more diffuse boundary stretching from the WV Panhandle 
into the interior northeast. Weak forcing has generally kept 
precipitation at Bay this afternoon. Where cad wedge was able to be fully 
eroded across the southern cwa, temperatures have climbed nicely as 
expected into the u60s/l70s. Probability of precipitation remain 30-40% for some spotty 
rain showers across the north through early evening, though will depict 
gradual ramp up of probability of precipitation in the grids this evening and overnight 
across the north as front to the northwest drops across the area 
slowly through late tonight. 


Models remain in good agreement with respect to frontal timing, 
and have used a GFS/NAM blended solution for timing in the near 
term. Still expecting initial wave of low pressure to move SW to 
NE along the front and tracks across the Carolinas late tonight 
into Thursday. Much colder air arrives behind the front with most 
of the area falling into the upper 20s/low 30s by Thursday afternoon. Bufr 
forecast soundings continue to depict dry air lingering between 
600-400mb tonight...so any precipitation (in the form of -ra) overnight 
will be light. A strong anti-cyclonic jet in place from the middle 
miss valley through Atlantic Canada will translate eastward through the 
day Thursday as a strong trough digs across the upper Midwest and Great 
Lakes by later Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon. It is at this time 
that deeper moisture will arrive and rrq forcing will be 
idealized, as strong pv anomaly rides across the area Thursday through 
Thursday night, triggering the onset of wintry precipitation from northwest-southeast across 
the area. 


Critical 850 mb-7 thickness values (sub 1540m) are not realized until 
late in the afternoon Thursday into Thursday night over northern half of the area. 
However...by this time the strongest uvm will be exiting the 
coast. Overall, utilizing roebber slr forecasting tool along with 
local thickness chart, forecast slr values will be quite low for 
much of the day (perhaps as low as 4:1-8:1). This makes sense given 
that there will be a prolonged period of sleet (which will eat 
into snowfall totals)...and that middle-level thicknesses will be 
'warm' during the strongest forcing in the early to middle afternoon 
hours. Based on all of the above, have continued with a stripe of 
3-5" of wet snow/sleet along a line from Palmyra, Virginia to 
Tappahannock and Salisbury, Maryland. This is bordered by a band of 2-3" 
for other portions of the northwest Piedmont...Northern Neck...northern ric 
suburbs and remainder of the lower Maryland Eastern Shore. Currently 
1-2" of sleet/snow is forecast from the southern sections of the 
ric metropolitan /Tri-Cities down through Hampton Roads...with 1" or less 
along the Highway 58 corridor over central Virginia into the Piedmont. 
This translates to winter storm warnings being hoisted along our 
northern tier of counties, with a tier of winter weather 
advisories for the ric metropolitan area, the Piedmont and the middle 
peninsula mainly along and north of a Farmville to Petersburg and 
Williamsburg line. 


Confidence is not high enough to continue advisories farther south 
into south central Virginia counties. Given that any impacts would come 
Thursday night in this area, have therefore continued severe weather potential statement mention 
given expectation of sub-advisory conditions. 


Wintry precipitation should taper off Thursday evening...as top down drying 
ensues west/drier air arriving from the northwest during the late evening. 
Could see a brief period of freezing drizzle late Thursday evening, 
hence dragging all winter headlines through midnight Thursday night/Friday 
morning. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday/... 
high pressure/fair weather to prevail during the short term. 


Shortwave exits the NE coast Friday morning with confluence aloft over 
the mid-Atlantic. This will allow strong 1030+mb Arctic high 
pressure to center over the region Friday. Cold front locates 
offshore...extending southwestward into the northern Gulf. Best moisture gets 
shunted offshore in increasing westerly flow aloft. The result will be 
dry conditions...but well below normal temperatures. 850 mb temperatures ~-8c 
and low level thicknesses yield temperatures in the low-middle 30s...possibly 
upper interior Maryland Eastern Shore. The next northern stream shortwave crosses 
the region Friday night...resulting in little more than partly cloudy 
skies. Cold Friday night with low generally middle teens to around 20. 
Zonal flow develops sun as high pressure remains over the region. 
Southwesterly return flow commences...resulting in moderating low level 
thicknesses and temperatures. Thicknesses yield temperatures in the low-middle 50s 
inland sun...but guidance running in the middle-upper 40s. Trended 
toward thicknesses...with highs in the upper 40s-low 50s inland and 
low to middle 40s near the coast...under mostly sunny to partly cloudy 
skies. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
going close to the 12z GFS/CMC in the extended period. Will maintain 
dry weather from Sat night through at least Monday night at this time..as hi pressure 
will be over the area. There is then a hint of low pressure moving NE out 
of the Gulf and across the region Tuesday through Wednesday. For now...just have 
slight chance of rain during this time. Temperatures will be closer to 
seasonable rdgs through the period. Min temperatures will range from the upper 
20s to upper 30s...and maximum temperatures will range from the upper 40s to upper 
50s...maybe into the 60s on Wednesday. 


&& 


Aviation /01z Thursday through Monday/... 
as of 01z...cold front is still north of the area with various 
boundaries south of the front causing variable winds and flight 
conditions. LIFR conds at sby and phf are expected to be 
intermittent until the cold front moves from north to south across the 
taf sites during the early morning hours. Following the frontal 
passage...MVFR/IFR ceilings become solidly IFR/LIFR toward morning as 
rain develops. Rain mixes with freezing rain and sleet for a period 
of time before transitioning to snow with the change occurring from 
north to south during the day Thursday. Two to four inch snow 
accumulations are expected at ric and sby with an inch or less at 
the southeast taf sites. Winds will be gusty from the north much of the 
day. 


Outlook...precipitation moves off to the east Thursday evening and VFR 
returns. Good weather is expected Friday into early next week. 


&& 


Marine... 
a cold front will drop across the waters later this eveng into Thursday 
morng...as several weak waves of low pressure move NE alng the boundary. 
As the front pushes southeast of the area tonight...Small Craft Advisory conds will commence 
over the waters. These conds will continue through Friday morng and into 
the afternoon for the coastal waters. Winds may come close to gale force 
over southern coastal waters...but confidence is still not hi enough to issue 
a gale warng at this time. Also kept all river zones except the lower James 
out of the advisory for now...but will continue to monitor. Waves 
over the ches Bay will build to 3-5 feet...with seas over coastal waters 
bldng to 6-8 feet. Surface hi pressure then builds in for Friday into the 
weekend leading to improving marine conds. 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...Winter Storm Warning from 6 am Thursday to midnight EST 
Thursday night for mdz021>025. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...Winter Weather Advisory from 6 am Thursday to midnight EST 
Thursday night for vaz060>062-067>073-077-078-080>086-090- 
099. 
Winter Storm Warning from 6 am Thursday to midnight EST 
Thursday night for vaz048-049-063-064-074>076. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST Friday for anz650-652-654. 
Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST Friday for anz656-658. 
Small Craft Advisory from 4 am Thursday to 10 am EST Friday 
for anz630>632-634. 
Small Craft Advisory from 7 am Thursday to 10 am EST Friday 
for anz633-638. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mam 
near term...ajz/lkb/mam 
short term...Sam 
long term...Sam/tmg 
aviation...Sam 
marine...tmg 



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