I think it is now safe to say that spring is here and winter is officially over. By that I mean I don't think any part of Virginia outside favored upslope areas sees another snowflake. There probably aren't many complaints about that as just about everyone finished above average in terms of snowfall for the season. Today (Wednesday) will be yet another day of northerly winds that will help keep temperatures on the cool side. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s across central and southeast Virginia; upper 50s to low 60s across areas west of the Blue Ridge. Thursday will mark a change in wind direction to more out of the west and southwest that will provide progressively warmer conditions each day through the rest of the week. Weekend temperatures look to climb into the 70s for just about everyone outside the higher elevations which may end up stuck in the upper 60s. A few locations (primarily across the piedmont) may even crack 80 on Sunday.
|850mb Chart (Wednesday left/Thursday Right) via AccuPro|
|GFS Total Precip 2pm Friday-2pm Saturday via AccuPro|
|System for Early Next Week via the WPC|