(WVVA) Hurricane Matthew continues to move toward Florida this evening. High pressure to our northeast will continue to provide us with an easterly wind through Friday. The pressure gradient between Matthew and the high to our northeast will increase on Friday, transporting Atlantic moisture west toward our area. Rain showers are expected to develop late tonight in eastern parts of the viewing area, and everywhere on Friday. The rain could be heavy at times. While there isn't a flood watch in effect, the Weather Prediction Center has included us in the marginal risk for excessive rain for Friday and early Saturday.
Matthew is expected to stay away from our area and move away from the North and South Carolina coast on Saturday. A cold front will move through our area from the west and give us more rain chances of Saturday. It appears the heaviest rain will be on Saturday morning, with showers lingering on Saturday afternoon.
Drier and cooler weather is anticipated beginning Sunday. Highs on Sunday will be in the lower and middle 60s, but Monday morning lows will be near 40 degrees. There could be some patchy frost early on Monday in deeper/sheltered valleys. The dry weather will continue into next week.