Warm and dry conditions will come to an end overnight as a cold front approaches Blacksburg from the west. Up to an inch of rain may fall across our area as tropical moisture combines with the frontal boundary.
Tropical Storm Karen failed to make landfall before dissipating into a tropical wave. Even though Karen lost here tropical characteristics, her effect will not be totally unfelt here in Southwest Virginia. Moisture originally associated with the storm will work its way north along the front Sunday night. The moisture will arrive in our area early Monday morning and persist into the early evening hours. According to the Weather Prediction Center, rainfall amounts could accumulate up to one inch here in Blacksburg, with larger amounts in a few spots.
Rainfall will come periodically through the day, and become strongest as the front pushes through during the evening. Rain should come to an end by sunset Monday night leaving the region cooler and drier for the remainder of the week.