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NWS Frost Advisory (Grayson County)

Current Conditions
Independence

Temp: 44.2°F
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Independence , VA

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:11PM

Mostly Clear & Cold; Patchy Frost

Breezy and colder temperatures were the major story today with abundant sunshine. Skies are clear tonight and it gets quite cold, enough so where some valley locations see the first frost of the season. High pressure remains tomorrow slowly moving to our east by the weekend while a Tropical system approaches late Saturday as rain makes a return to the forecast Saturday night.

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Thursday

Hi: 54 Lo: 39

Mostly clear; Chilly; Patchy frost in some valley spots; NW wind 5-15 mph and gusty
Friday

Hi: 61 Lo: 42

Mostly sunny; Cold start with patchy frost; Warmer by afternoon; Light and variable wind
Saturday

Hi: 66 Lo: 45

Mostly sunny; Increasing clouds late day with rain for Sat night; South wind 5-10 mph
Sunday

Hi: 66 Lo: 48

Mostly cloudy; A few showers AM showers
Monday

Hi: 70 Lo: 54

Mostly sunny; Scattered showers

Further Out

Tuesday - Cloudy; Showers likely; Turns colder Tuesday night; High in the lower 60s; Low in the lower 40s
Wednesday - Clear; Colder; Breezy; High near 60 degrees; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

I'll start with the biggest wrinkle in the forecast and that is a tropical system developing in the Bay of Campeche. It may get a name by later tonight. The storm moves northeast towards the Florida Panhandle by Saturday morning and then quickly to the Outer Banks 24 hours later. It is a broad system and unless it moves further east we're in line for showers arriving Saturday night and then quickly departing Sunday morning. Sunday has morning clouds and perhaps some lingering showers, but it's mostly dry.

In the meantime tonight is chilly, brisk and some valley locations see the first frost of the season. High pressure moves overhead Friday and temperatures get a boost after a chilly start.

Another sharp cold front moves through Tuesday. Pre-frontal showers arrive late Monday night and continue into Tuesday followed by another cooldown Wednesday.

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