Warmer Wednesday. Rainy Thursday, Tropical Moisture from Remnants of Zeta

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Clouds and some sun and a little warmer Wednesday with highs in the low 70s. The late week turns more active, as we watch tropical moisture from Zeta combine with another storm system pushing east. Zeta in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to make a second landfall in Louisiana, as a category 1 hurricane Wednesday night. The remnants of Zeta will bring rain northeastward and merge with a cold front Thursday and Friday. Rain develops late Wednesday night and continues heavy at times Thursday, before tapering off Friday morning or midday. A widespread rain is expected with rain amounts of 1-3 inches, projected at this time. Some isolated flooding will be possible. At this time, the overall severe threat is low and looks to stay just off to our southeast Thursday, mainly across southeast Virginia to North Carolina.

After the rain, a nice, cool and dry Halloween weekend is expected. Morning lows in the frosty 30s and daytime highs in the cool 50s. Sunday another frosty morning, with sunshine and highs either side of 60, during the afternoon. Don’t forget, this weekend marks the end of daylight savings time. Set clocks back one hour, early Sunday morning - “fall back”. Also a great time to replace batteries in home smoke detectors.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, some more fog. Lows in the 50s.

Wednesday: Clouds, some sun and warmer. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Wednesday night: Rain developing. Lows lower 60s.

Thursday: Rain - heavy at times, and breezy. Highs in the 60s. Lows lower 50s.

Friday: Rain exits in the morning. Turning partly sunny and brisk. Highs in the cooler 50s. Lows in the colder 30s. Frost expected.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs lower 50s. Lows in the 30s. Frost expected.

Sunday: Partly sunny, slight chance of a shower. Highs around 60. Lows upper 30s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, cool. Highs mid 50s. Lows 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs upper 50s to low 60s.

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