A forecasted day of rain began shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, soaking Southwestern Virginia first before sweeping across the Old Dominion for most of the day.
Heavy at times, it will move into the Northeast U.S. to join a Nor’easter that could being stronger storms and possible even snow well north of us.
After dry conditions for most of the week, the rain will test attempts to restore driveways around the county (including ours).
Temperatures did not fall below freezing Thursday night and sat at 40 degrees at 7:30 a.m. Friday and should to stay with a degree or two around that level into the night. If forecasts hold, the moisture should stop falling around 4 a.m. Saturday, which forecasted dry and cloudy with highs in the mid 50s.
Next week’s forecasts predict dry weather through at least Thursday with highs in the 50s and 60s before a another period of rain hits us.
Forecasts for the first 10 days of November calls for showers.
Keep an umbrella handy today and you might as well keep it in the car for late next week and beyond, unless the forecasts, as they so often do, change.