There’s not much more to say about the weather the next couple of days than damp and chilly. Temperatures on Sunday and Monday will hang in the 50s mostly — wouldn’t even rule out upper 40s in a few spots — with thick moisture, off-and-on rain, drizzle, fog, low clouds, kept banked against the mountains by easterly to southeasterly winds. Rainfall amounts may be near an inch for many. The pattern might relax a little by Monday afternoon, with maybe some temperatures popping into the low 60s — maybe, definitely wouldn’t count on it.
Sounds like a good time to bail out on the blog and hand it over to Zach Robinson for the next few days. Zach will be posting a blog entry Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — I will return on Thursday. Hopefully he’ll have the late-week cutoff low figured out by then. Forecast models on this Saturday were varying about 800 miles on its placement, but have begun to move toward a consensus of cutting it off in the central U.S. — which would mean, if this trend holds, that is where the unseasonable May cold would be centered, not here. If this verifies, we could even get in on a warmup as southerly winds circulate around the big low, but even that will be fighting the continue cool wedging effects of high pressure near southeast Canada.
I’ll let Zach introduce himself below. See ya Thursday.
“Hey y’all. Many of y’all know me as Zach that runs Blue Ridge Weather, and has been a long time reader/poster on this blog. Here’s a little bit about myself. I was born in raised in Carroll County, Virginia. I live somewhat in between the communities of Woodlawn and Fancy Gap. I took an interest in the weather at a young age. My grandfather tells me he can remember taking me to the library and me going to the computer to use the internet to check the weather. Yes, that was back when internet was hard to come by!! As I grew up, I somewhat studied it on my own, tried to learn all I could. I am now a graduating senior at Virginia Tech. While I am majoring in Geography and not Meteorology, I have taken several Meteorology classes and am more passionate about it now than ever before. The dream is to one day own my own private website similar to Rays Weather out of North Carolina. I am also very passionate about baseball, the outdoors, and the Appalachian Region as a whole. You could call me somewhat of a country boy, where I’m most comfortable with a fishing pole or ball glove in my hand. The goal I guess is to teach science/geography, coach, and settle down in SWVA. This is the place I will always call home. “