Two systems, one across the Great Lakes and the other in the southeast, will phase off the Mid-Atlantic coast and become one big Nor’easter for the Northeast.
Rain will spread into Southwest Virginia late Tuesday evening into the early morning hours of Wednesday.
By Wednesday morning, a cold front and developing low-pressure system off the coast, will spread rain from the Piedmont to the coast. Embedded thunderstorms are also possible, meaning the rain may be heavy at times.
Rain will pull away from the Virginia coastline by Wednesday evening.
WIND FORECAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
Ahead of the front, a strong south to southeast flow will create breezy conditions, then turn to the northwest, once the cold front and low-pressure system pulls away from the area. Wind gusts in the mountains could be as high as 35 to 45 mph from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon, Along the coast, wind gusts 25 to 35 mph, with some gusts peaking at 40 mph possible. Wind gusts up to 25 mph likely across the Virginia Piedmont
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WEDNESDAY
Rainfall amounts will range from one quarter to one half of an inch across Western Virginia.
The highest totals will be along the coast, with some locations across Coastal Virginia,and Delmarva Peninsula, as low pressure deepens off the coast. These areas could see anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain.
WIDESPREAD FROST POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING
After breezy and cooler conditions on Thursday, winds will subside by evening, allowing for portions of the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia to experience it’s frost widespread frost of the season.