Storms, showers on radar for Easter weekend
Published 10:57 am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thunderstorms and rain are on the forecast for Easter weekend, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Blacksburg.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms are estimated to occur Friday morning and after 12 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, according to NWS. South wind is estimated to be between 11-17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Showers and a thunderstorm are projected for Friday night, which could produce heavy rain. South wind estimated at 8-14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible, according to NWS.
Saturday sees a chance of showers with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m. South wind estimated to be between 9-14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 23 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
There is a chance to showers forecast for Saturday night. A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
The Heart of Virginia is set to have milder weather come Easter Sunday. The forecast is set to be mostly sunny in the high 60s on Sunday.