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  • 60°
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: ESE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Visibility: miles
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Pressure: in.

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Glasgow, Virginia

Updated: 8:01 am EDT on April 30, 2016

  • Rest of Today

    Cloudy. A slight chance of rain and drizzle early this morning...then a chance of rain or drizzle this afternoon. Much cooler with highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tonight

    Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds...becoming southeast around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

  • Sunday

    Showers in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Warmer with highs in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely... mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

  • Monday Night and Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70.

  • Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Location: Hensley Hollow Rd., Big Island, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Woods Creek & Sarahs Run Confluence, Lexington, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Hurricane Hill, Bedford, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mid-Atlantic WX.com, Lexington, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pedlar Ridge Drive, Monroe, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Elk Valley Road, Forest, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Fox Runn, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Breezy Knoll, Goode, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Royal Oaks, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Boxwood, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ashbrooke, Forest, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Carol's Restaurant, Forest, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mt. Haven, Forest, VA

Updated: 9:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Blacksburg Virginia 
754 am EDT Sat Apr 30 2016 


Synopsis... 
a frontal boundary will move just south of the area today as an 
area of low pressure approaches from the west this afternoon and 
tonight. The front will move north of the area Sunday afternoon as 
a warm front. A stronger cold front will then move through the 
region by midweek. Expect several days of unsettled weather with 
widespread rain...with some thunderstorms Sunday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
as of 750 am EDT Saturday... 


Adjusted probability of precipitation to reflect first wave of light rain spreading 
northeast through mainly western areas. T/dew point readings basically on 
track. Low clouds and fog have spread west to the Alleghany 
front...and will reach the western border of the County Warning Area by middle-late 
morning. 


As of 430 am EDT Saturday... 


Wedge front very well depicted in the laps analysis and GOES-r 
proving ground MVFR/IFR graphic...now near a lwb-psk-ukf. Low 
clouds spread into the region very quickly behind the front with a 
sharp line noted from just ovc250 ceilings at bcb/blf/lwb to ceilings at or below 
010 roa/Dan/lyh...and within the last couple of hours bcb. Models 
continue to move wedge front west through the rest of the County Warning Area by 
the 12z-15z time frame...likely stalling somewhere near the 
VA/TN...NC/TN border by evening. As The Wedge deepens and middle- 
level moisture begins to spread over top of the shallow 
wedge...would expect -dz to evolve...especially in upslope areas 
along the Blue Ridge and Alleghany front. Meanwhile...a persistent 
broad upper low remains in the southwest u... will into early 
next week. A northern stream short wave will drop southeast from 
the Great Lakes tonight and combine with a short wave emanating 
from the southwest U.S. Upper low to bring widespread overrunning 
rainfall to the area after 00z...potentially arriving in western 
areas late afternoon/early evening. Elevated thunder is possible 
after 00z mainly west-southwest of a blf-mkj-ukf line. Widespread 
beneficial rainfall is expected across the entire region from west 
to east overnight into early Sunday. Rainfall amounts should 
average from about 1-1.25 inch western areas to about 1/2 inch 
eastern areas through this time frame. Storm Prediction Center has indicated a 
marginal risk for severe in the far western areas for day 1. At 
this time...have not mentioned any severe in the grids through 12z 
sun as instability parameters are marginal at best within The 
Wedge area. Some concern near The Wedge boundary...but feel that 
will be a more significant problem later in the day Sunday. 


Have reflected the cool air wedge in the temperature grids...which 
the met MOS reflected best. The European model (ecmwf) was too warm and not 
properly reflecting The Wedge. Temperatures will fall little after 
00z...likely ending up only a few degrees lower than maximum temperatures 
today. 


The synoptic pattern does suggest some potential for gusty 
southeast winds late tonight/early Sunday in the 
Mercer/Tazewell/Smyth County region...but should be far below Wind 
Advisory criteria. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Monday night/... 
as of 330 am EDT Saturday... 


A quasi zonal upper pattern will be transitioning to a broad eastern 
trough through early next week and keep systems fairly progressive. 


On Sunday as an upper short wave will drive a surface low from the 
Mississippi Valley into New England there may be enough push to nudge 
The Wedge along the coast a bit further east...allowing unstable air 
ahead of a cold front associated with the low to generate some 
thunderstorms across the region. Severe parameters support the 
current Storm Prediction Center marginal outlook so long as The Wedge exits on 
schedule. The retreating wedge front will be an area to watch for 
enhanced severe potential. Locally heavy rain will also be a 
concern with precipitable waters  still running well over one inch and training 
of storms may create some Hydro issues. As the front sinks to our 
south Sunday night convective precipitation will come to an end 
with some lingering showers in upslope flow west of the Blue 
Ridge. 


Monday looks to be quiet with high pressure bringing a respite from the 
rainfall...but this looks to be a brief break as more short wave energy 
moving through the developing upper trough starts to develop a waves 
along the frontal boundary to our south and bring a chance of showers 
back to the forecast. Guidance is not offering a focused set of 
solutions regarding how far north the waves will drag the frontal 
boundary and precipitation so confidence on best timing/location of 
precipitation Monday night through Tuesday is rather low. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Friday/... 
as of 300 PM EDT Friday... 


A cold front approaches from the west on Wednesday and moves across 
region on Wednesday into Thursday. With uncertainty...held on to the 
isolated to scattered showers with this boundary. Highs on Wednesday 
and Thursday will be in the lower to middle 60s in the west to the 
upper 60s to lower 70s in the east. Overnight low temperatures 
will drop to around 40 in the mountains to near 50 in the 
Piedmont. Drier air arrive Thursday night into Friday on a west to 
northwest flow. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
as of 745 am EDT Saturday... 


Wedge front very well depicted in the laps analysis and GOES-r 
proving ground MVFR/IFR graphic...now near a lwb-psk-ukf line. 
Low clouds spread into the region very quickly behind the front 
with a sharp line noted from just ovc250 ceilings at bcb/blf/lwb to 
ceilings at or below 010 roa/Dan/lyh...even widespread ceilings aob005 behind The 
Wedge front. Models continue to move wedge front west through the 
rest of the County Warning Area by the 12z-15z time frame. As The Wedge deepens 
and middle-level moisture begins to spread over top of the shallow 
wedge...-dz will continue to evolve...especially in upslope areas 
along the Blue Ridge and Alleghany front. -Dz has already been 
noted at bcb and some coops east of the Blue Ridge reporting -dz 
this morning. Bonafide -ra or -shra should begin to spread into 
the region later in the afternoon as the first of several short 
waves emanating from a persistent upper low in the southwest U.S. 
Eject east-northeast-NE across the region. The Wedge could potentially break 
late in the day toward the kblf/kmkj/ktnb area...but most likely 
this will not occur until after 06z. More significant rainfall is 
expected to spread into the region after 06z as a strong short 
wave moves northeast from the Southern Plains. Elevated convection 
appears possible with this feature and locally heavy 
rainfall...but given lack of instability within The Wedge...have 
refrained from mentioning thunderstorms and rain in the tafs at this time. Better 
threat for thunder will come Sun afternoon. 


Ceilings still VFR at kblf/klwb...but have dropped at or below 010 elsewhere. 
Little improvement expected through the day and kblf and klwb 
should trend IFR-LIFR as the day progresses as well. Some visibilities 
now in the IFR range along and east of the Blue Ridge...but mostly 
expecting MVFR visibilities after 15z. Mostly IFR ceilings and MVFR visibilities 
expected overnight as heavier rain showers move into the area. 


Winds light/variable west of The Wedge. Otherwise...northeast 
6-9kts east of the Blue Ridge...east-southeast to southeast 
7-10kts west of the Blue Ridge...with low end gusts developing 
during the morning kblf vicinity...and possibly other 
locations...especially east of the Blue Ridge. 


Medium to high confidence in ceilings through the taf valid period. 
Medium confidence in visibilities through the taf valid period. 
Medium to high confidence in wind direction/speed through the taf valid 
period. 


Extended aviation discussion... 


Widespread showers with MVFR including locally IFR conditions 
persist overnight into Sunday morning...likely improving to 
MVFR/VFR by afternoon as The Wedge erodes...shifts northeast and 
the region moves into the warm sector. Sunday afternoon brings the 
potential for scattered convection...some possibly strong to 
severe as short wave energy tracks northeast across the region in 
the warm/unstable air mass. Situation appears somewhat similar to 
what was observed Thursday across the region...but perhaps more 
activity north-west of the Blue Ridge this time around than what 
was observed Sunday. Surface low pressure tracks northeast across 
Georgia/SC/NC Sun night-Tue...likely prolonging sub-VFR ceilings and 
potentially leaving some light precipitation across the 
region...especially east of the Blue Ridge. For the middle and later 
part of next week...a deep upper low is expected to drop down 
across the Great Lakes into the Appalachians and middle-Atlantic 
region...which will leave the region with variable 
cloudiness...showers...and periods of sub-VFR conditions. 


&& 


Rnk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Virginia...none. 
NC...none. 
WV...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...rab 
near term...rab 
short term...mbs 
long term...kk/mbs 
aviation...rab 



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