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FREEZE WATCH TONIGHT

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* TEMPERATURES...LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* IMPACTS...UNPROTECTED VEGETATION SENSITIVE TO FREEZING
  TEMPERATURES WILL BE KILLED OR DAMAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

High pressure will bring clear skies to the area through Monday. A slow moving low will bring clouds
and a chance of showers from Tuesday into Thursday. -Frank

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Clear to partly cloudy tonight. Low 32.
Sunshine giving way to clouds tomorrow. High 64.
Tuesday: variably cloudy with a brief shower or two. High 62.
Wednesday: partly sunny and breezy with a passing shower or two. High 58
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A Great Fall Weekend

It looks like great day for fall festivals and we have plenty happening up and down the valley. Festivals are taking place in Elkton and Broadway as well as a Children's Festival at the JMU Arboretum, the Montezuma festival and Wade's Mill is having their apple butter boil! Despite a cold front coming through with clouds this morning, over all skies should be partly sunny today as a Canadian high slides south with cooler temperatures for Sunday.
Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast
A mix of clouds and sun, breezy today. High 61. Winds west-northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, still breezy. Low 39.
Sunday looks Sunny. High 59.
Sunday night clear and calm. Low 32.
Monday expect partly cloudy skies. High 62.
Tuesday through Thursday we will have a chance of showers. Highs 60 to 65.
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Beautiful Friday

We're heading heading the weekend with some beautiful weather with sunshine today followed by partly cloudy weather for the weekend. Temperatures will cool on Sunday with highs only in the 50s and lows dropping to near, even below freezing in some parts of the valley by early Monday morning. The next chance of showers will be
on Tuesday. -Frank

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Patchy fog during the morning; otherwise, mostly sunny today. High 72. Winds southwest at 6
-12 mph this afternoon.
Partly cloudy tonight. Low 50.
Breezy tomorrow with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 63.
Sunday: turning out mostly sunny and cool. High 58.
Sunday Night: clear. Low 32.
Monday: sun followed by some clouds. High 65.
Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a brief shower or two. High 60.
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Dense Fog This Morning

Clouds and showers will continue today before the front responsible for all the clouds and showers finally moves
out tonight. High pressure will bring sunshine on Friday before another front slides south and over us this weekend
bringing colder weather, especially Sunday. Sunday night temperatures are expected to drop to near freezing.

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Areas of dense fog this morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy today with a shower or two. High 67.
Winds southwest at 4-8 mph.
Clearing tonight. Low 44.
Mostly sunny and nice tomorrow. High 72.
Saturday: breezy with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64.
Sunday: cool with more sun than clouds. High 58.
Sunday Night: Clear. Low 33.
Monday: Partly Sunny. High 63.
Tuesday: Partly Sunny with a chance of showers. High 62.
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What will the Winter Be Like????

AccuWeather is out with the winter forecast. Click the link below and check it out.

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FLOOD WATCH UNTIL NOON

FLOOD WATCH UNTIL NOON
The cold front bringing us heavy rain will move east and off the coast by
tonight.  The primary front, that's been keeping the clouds and on and off 
again showers over us, will remain in place until early Friday when it will
finally move off and allow for a nice, but cooler, weekend.  Another front
will head our way the first of next week, this one bringing cooler temperatures
with it.  -Frank

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today:     periods of rain, some heavy, and a thunderstorm this morning; cloudy.
           High 71.  Winds south at 10 to 18 diminishing to 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight:   mostly cloudy and cooler with a shower in the area. Low 49.

Tomorrow:  variable cloudiness with a passing shower. High 67.
           Low tomorrow night 46.  

Friday:    mostly sunny and nice. High 71. Low Friday night 51.

Saturday:  breezy with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66.
           Low Saturday night 41.  

Sunday:    breezy with clouds giving way to some sun. High 58.
           Low Sunday night 34. 


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FLOOD WATCH TONIGHT - WEDNESDAY

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...HARRISONBURG...
FRONT ROYAL...CHARLOTTESVILLE...WASHINGTON...HIGHTOWN...
MONTEREY...MOOREFIELD...BAYARD...MOUNT STORM...PETERSBURG...
CIRCLEVILLE...FRANKLIN
331 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST
  VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN VIRGINIA...
  ALBEMARLE...AUGUSTA...EASTERN HIGHLAND...GREENE...MADISON...
  NELSON...PAGE...RAPPAHANNOCK...ROCKINGHAM...SHENANDOAH...
  WARREN AND WESTERN HIGHLAND. IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA...
  EASTERN GRANT...EASTERN PENDLETON...HARDY...WESTERN GRANT AND
  WESTERN PENDLETON.

* FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* A PLUME OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL SPREAD NORTH AHEAD OF A STRONG
  COLD FRONT TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THIS TIME. BETWEEN TWO AND
  THREE INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

*  RAPID WATER RISES WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG STREAMS AND IN LOW
   LYING AREAS. SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY QUICKLY EXCEED THEIR
   BANKS. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME IMPASSIBLE TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
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WIND & HEAVY RAIN TONIGHT

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN AFFECT FROM 6 P.M. UNTIL 6 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING

Rain, some heavy, and a thunderstorm late tonight; otherwise, a couple of evening showers;
breezy and mild with considerable clouds. Low 65.
Periods of rain, some heavy, and a thunderstorm tomorrow morning; cloudy and breezy. High
70.
Thursday: variable cloudiness with a shower. High 65.
Friday: sunny to partly cloudy and nice. High 71.
Saturday: partly sunny and comfortable. High 68.

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
128 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014


VAZ025>027-029-030-036>040-503-504-WVZ055-501-502-505-506-150130-
/O.NEW.KLWX.WI.Y.0008.141014T2200Z-141015T1000Z/
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...HARRISONBURG...
FRONT ROYAL...CHARLOTTESVILLE...WASHINGTON...HIGHTOWN...
MONTEREY...MOOREFIELD...BAYARD...MOUNT STORM...PETERSBURG...
CIRCLEVILLE...FRANKLIN
128 PM EDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...DEVELOPING EARLY THIS EVENING...CONTINUING THROUGH THE
  NIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH...PRIMARILY
  ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS.

* IMPACTS...SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. DIFFICULTY
  DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. SECURE OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND TAKE CARE DRIVING HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES.
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Heavy Rain & Flooding Possible

A strong cold front will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to the area
tonight. These storms have the potential of causing flooding and bringing
strong damaging winds from late tonight into the first hours of Wednesday.

WSVA's AccuWeather Forecast

Today:     mostly cloudy with spotty showers; breezy, warm and humid. High 75.
           south winds at 8 to 15 mph.

Tonight:   heavy rain and a t-storm late; otherwise, a few evening showers, 
           clouds. Low 66. 

Tomorrow:  rain, some heavy, and a thunderstorm in the morning; cloudy and 
           breezy. High 70. Low tomorrow night 50. 

Thursday:  variable cloudiness with a shower. High 65. Low Thursday night 46.

Friday:    sunny to partly cloudy and nice. High 71. Low Friday night 48.

Saturday:  partly sunny and comfortable. High 69. Low Saturday night 42.
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More Clouds....More Showers......

The stationary front responsible for the rain of the last few days is located over the southern Applachians
this morning and will keep clouds over the area for the next two days. The front will move north over the
next 24 to 48 hours increasing the humidity and keeping a chance of showers around. A strong cold front
will move through on Wednesday bringing a chance of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. We could see
over an inch of rain during the day Wednesday. Sunny and nice weather will return for Thursday into the
upcoming weekend.


Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Plenty of clouds today with a shower or two; becoming warmer this afternoon. High 68-72.
Considerable cloudiness and mild tonight with a shower in places. Low 60.
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid tomorrow with spotty showers. High 75.
Wednesday: cloudy and humid with periods of rain and a thunderstorm. Some of the rain will be
heavy, especially during the afternoon hours. Rainfall totals may total
over 1 inch. High near 70.
Thursday: clouds and some sun with a passing shower. High 69.
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Lots of Clouds....A Little Rain

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today:     a little morning rain; otherwise, a thick cloud cover. High 62.
           Wind north 3 - 6 mph.

Tonight:   mostly cloudy with a little rain late. Low 45.

Tomorrow:  mostly cloudy with a shower in the area. High 60.
           Low tomorrow night 50.  

Monday:    clouds and breaks of sun; warmer with a shower in spots. High 72.
           Low Monday night 63.  

Tuesday:   cloudy and windy with a shower or thunderstorm around. High 72.
           Low Tuesday night 51.  

Wednesday: clouds and sunshine with a couple of showers. High 65.
           Low Wednesday night 44. 
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Cloudy and Rainy

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast
Today:     cloudy with occasional rain. High 65. Winds light and varible.

Tonight:   periods of rain. Low 52.

Tomorrow:  periods of rain in the morning; otherwise, considerable cloudiness.
           High 64. Low tomorrow night 41.  

Sunday:    mostly cloudy with a passing shower. High 60. Low Sunday night 45.

Monday:    variable clouds with a shower in spots. High 70. Low Monday night 57.

Tuesday:   mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. High 73.
           Low Tuesday night 52. 
 
From the National Weather Service
A STATIONARY BOUNDARY WILL RESIDE OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC TODAY.
LOW PRESSURE WILL RIDE ALONG THE BOUNDARY TONIGHT AND EARLY
SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD IN LATE SATURDAY INTO
SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK AND
A STRONG COLD FRONT MAY IMPACT THE AREA DURING THE MIDDLE PORTION
OF NEXT WEEK.
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Sunshine followed by clouds

We will see one more day with sunshine before a stationary front sets up over the area on
Friday and sticks around for the weekend, meaning a chance of showers and clouds each
day.

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today: sunshine mixing with clouds and comfortable. High 72.
Winds southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: some clouds. Low 51.

Tomorrow: cloudy with a couple of showers. High 68. Low tomorrow night 51.

Saturday: occasional rain. High 67. Low Saturday night 48.

Sunday: mostly cloudy and cooler with a shower possible. High 59.
Low Sunday night 50.

Monday: warmer with a blend of sun and clouds. High 71. Low Monday night 59.
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Partly Sunny Today

A cold front moves through today bringing a few clouds before high pressure brings sunshine for Thursday. Friday a stationary front settles over us bringing a chance of showers Friday into the weekend.

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today: partly sunny. High 74. Winds west-southwest at 7 to 14 mph.

Tonight: clear. Low 42.

Tomorrow: comfortable with some sunshine giving way to clouds. High 71.
Low tomorrow night 50.

Friday: cloudy with a couple of showers. High 67. Low Friday night 53.

Saturday: a thick cloud cover with a passing shower. High 67.
Low Saturday night 51.

Sunday: mostly cloudy with a shower possible. High 62. Low Sunday night 53.
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Total Lunar Eclipse This Morning

If the clouds move out fast enough tonight we should be able to view a total eclipse of the moon early this
morning. With the eclipse starting around 5:15 and becoming total at 6:51, just minutes before sunrise, look for the
moon to appear red or copper in color. Sunrise is at 7:18 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:16 a.m. -Frank

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Total Lunar Eclipse

If the clouds move out fast enough tonight we should be able to view a total eclipse of the moon early Wednesday
morning. With the eclipse starting around 4:15 and becoming total at 6:51, just minutes before sunrise, look for the
moon to appear red or copper in color. Sunrise is at 7:18 a.m. and the moon sets at 7:16 a.m. -Frank

http://www.space.com/27192-octobers-lunar-eclipse-wont-be-unusually-dark-video.html
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A Few Showers Possible

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Variable cloudiness today with a stray morning shower, then a couple of showers and a
thunderstorm this afternoon and early tonight. High today 72. Winds south-southwest at 7-14
mph.
Some clearing late tonight. Low 52.
Sunshine, some clouds, and pleasant tomorrow. High 73.
Thursday: some sun giving way to clouds. High 72.
Friday: cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. High 70.
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Breezy Weather Today

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Times of sun and clouds today; breezy and warmer this afternoon. High 72. Winds south
increasing to 10-20 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy tonight with a shower or two around. Low 50.
Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a passing shower in the afternoon. High 72.
Wednesday: sunshine, some clouds, and pleasant. High 72.
Thursday: some sunshine giving way to clouds. High 72.
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Sunny Skies Today

High pressure will keep sunny skies over the area today and Monday before a cold front
brings a chance of showers Tuesday.

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Brilliant sunshine, but cool this afternoon. High 61. Winds southwest 4-8 mph.
A moonlit sky tonight. Low 36.
Warmer tomorrow with a blend of sun and clouds. High 72.
Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a passing shower in the afternoon. High 69.
Wednesday: partly sunny and pleasant. High 74.
Thursday: sunny. High 72,
Friday & Saturday: a chance of showers. Highs 65 to 70.
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Cool & Breezy Today...Frost Tonight

The cold front that brought light rain and showers to the area last evening will move out of the
area this morning as a cool area of high pressure moves over the valley. Temperatures
will drop into the 30's over the area tonight and frost will be a possibilty. The high will
move off the coast early next week allowing for a milder southerly flow of air starting
Monday. -Frank

FREEZE WARNING IN WEST VIRGINIA & HIGHLAND COUNTY VA


Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Breezy and cool this afternoon with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 60. Winds west 10-20
mph.
Partly cloudy, breezy and colder tonight. Freezing temperatures in the normally colder spots.
Low 34.
Brilliant sunshine tomorrow. High 59.
Monday: sunny to partly cloudy. High 71.
Tuesday: clouds and sun with a passing shower. High 66.
Wednesday: partly sunny and pleasant. High 72.
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Heavy Downpours Possible Later this Evening

The showers we experienced earlier this evening are moving ahead of the actual cold front,
which won't arrive until later tonight. As this front crosses the area (probably between 11 p.m.
and 2 a.m.) there may be a quick moving line of showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy
downpours. As the front continues east expect light rain and drizzle until around 6 a.m. -Frank

Saturday skies will clear and temperatures will reach the low 60s.
It should be a breezy day as well.

Saturday Night: Cold with frost possible. Low 35 to 38.

Sunday: Sunny and 61.

Monday - Tuesday: Partly Sunny and warmer. High 70.
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Foggy This Morning

High pressure will bring more sunshine to the area today ahead of a cold front that's 
expected to move through late Friday.  Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, 
especially Friday evening, with the passing of that front. Once the front clears the
area skies should clear on Saturday and cooler temperatures will be on the way for 
the weekend.  -Frank

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today:     areas of morning fog; otherwise, times of clouds and sun. High 77.
           Winds east at 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight:   partly cloudy and mild; areas of late-night fog. Low 56.

Tomorrow:  mostly cloudy with a shower in places in the afternoon. High 75.
           Low tomorrow night 55.  

Saturday:  breezy and cooler with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 61.
            
Saturday Night:  clear and cold.  Low 35.

Sunday:    a full day of sunshine. High 61. Low Sunday night 41.

Monday:    warmer with intervals of clouds and sun. High 73.
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Lots of Clouds....A few Showers

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH THURSDAY. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FRIDAY BEFORE PASSING THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR THE
WEEKEND...BRINGING DRIER AND NOTICEABLY COOLER CONDITIONS. THE HIGH
WILL MOVE OFFSHORE EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Here's the WSVA AccuWeather Forecast

Today:     clouds and sun; fog this morning, then a shower in spots this 
           afternoon. High 75. Winds light and varible.

Tonight:   partly cloudy; areas of fog late. Low 53.

Tomorrow:  areas of morning fog; otherwise, times of clouds and sun. High 79.
           Low tomorrow night 57.  

Friday:    mostly cloudy. High 77. Low Friday night 54.

Saturday:  intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower in spots; cooler.
           High 64. Low Saturday night 40.  

Sunday:    a full day of sunshine. High 61. Low Sunday night 39.
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