(Posted: Thursday 4/30 7:15 pm)
Below is a 12 hour satellite loop showing the upper level low that's been spinning off to our west throughout the day. It's produced hit or miss showers which will continue through the overnight and into the morning hours Friday before tapering off in the afternoon.
Temperatures 9,000 feet up have been in the -4 to -6 degrees C range...or low 20s in fahrenheit. A bit of daytime heating under this cold pocket led to a few hail-dropping (mostly pea sized) thunderstorms this afternoon..not all that unusual under upper level lows this time of year. Reports came in from Staunton, just east of Harrisonburg, and just north of Lynchburg. This threat will decrease as the sun sets.
One more 1/2 day of chilly, damp weather before lots of sunshine and warmth returns for the weekend.