After a week off with the kids, I am back. It was Spring Break last week, and I was home most of the time. I got to work on some small projects around the house. Then on Friday we went out to Luray Caverns and a Safari Zoo in western Virginia. It was a good time. Here are two photos of our trip.
In the safari area you actually get to drive out amongst the animals. This was right outside my vehicle. I actually didn’t get a close shot, but they do come right up to you and eat from a food bucket in your window. It’s exciting, but can be a little unnerving at times. Also there are many cave systems in western Virginia. Again this was in Luray:
Now that I’m back we, are looking at some nice weather today. High pressure is in control. So we’ll see lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 70s. Winds will be southeast at 5-10mph.
Notice though that there is some wet weather to our west. In fact they could be looking at some flooding over parts of the deep south today. That system will move east through tomorrow. Moisture will increase in our region. We may see a stray shower or two tonight, but rain chances will really increase through the day tomorrow. Highs will be in the upper 60s as a cold front moves-in and stalls-out in the region.
A weak area of low pressure will move along the front. This will enhance the chance for rain in the late afternoon/early evening. With the cooler temperatures around, I don’t think we’ll see any severe weather, but we will have to see how far south the front gets before stalling. If it stalls a little farther north, then that threat could be raised over North Carolina. In the meantime, here is what Future Trak shows for the rain tomorrow evening:
Rain will continue through the evening, but should end overnight. Rain will impact the evening commute tomorrow. It could really slow things down. It will add up in the rain bucket too. At this time, Future Trak forecasts for 1-2″ of rain in the area.
This could lead to some localized flooding. So stay tuned for updates. We’ll dry out on Wednesday, but temps will run a little cool for mid April. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. The average high is 67. Then we’ll warm up on Thursday, but a few showers will try to move back in. More rain is possible on Friday.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler