(WVVA)High pressure will continue to wedge down the east side of the Appalachian Mountains over the next few days. An easterly wind will cause Atlantic moisture to interact with the mountains, creating more cloudiness and even some light drizzle/rain showers in eastern parts of our viewing area. Areas west of I-77 will see fewer clouds and warmer temperatures as downsloping air warms and dries. Overnight lows will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies can be expected on Wednesday, with more cloudiness east of I-77. Highs will be in the upper 60s with 70s expected in western parts of the viewing area. We will continue to watch Hurricane Matthew as it is expected to track very close to the North and South Carolina coast by Saturday. At this point, it still appears most of the rain will be to our east.
A cold front will move our way on Saturday, giving us a chance of rain showers and taking Matthew out to sea. The exact track of Matthew remains unclear for the weekend, so stay tuned for possible changes this week.