CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Rainy and breezy conditions on this Thursday as Tropical Storm Zeta quickly advances northeast over the Commonwealth. It will continue to bring heavy rain at times and gusty winds. Winds up to 30 MPH for our region. The strongest winds up to 50 MPH will be to the south. Southwest, Southside and Southeast Virginia will will have the gustiest winds this afternoon. The brief spin-up tornado risk is over southeast Virginia to North and South Carolina.
A Flood Watch for the entire region through late this afternoon. Watch and avoid flood prone areas.
The heaviest and most widespread rain will shift away to the east tonight. A lingering shower with a brisk breeze.
Turning cooler overnight, Friday and Saturday. Remaining blustery Friday with temperatures below average. Cold enough for some frost Saturday and Sunday morning.
Tracking another cold front for Sunday evening. It may provide a brief shower during the evening. Turning much cooler overnight into Monday.
Sunshine and cool for Election Day, Tuesday.
Dry through mid next week with a moderating temperature trend.
Thursday: Rainy and breezy. Temperatures in the 60s to 70 degrees.
Thursday night: Lingering shower and brisk. Lows upper 40s to lower 50s.
Friday: Partly sunny and blustery breeze. Cooler with highs in the 50s. Lows in the 30s with areas of frost Saturday morning.
Halloween, Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs lower 50s. Lows in the 30s with patchy forst.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s. A brief shower or sprinkle chance Sunday evening with a cold front. Lows lower 30s.
Monday: Cool sunshine with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Lows lower 30s.
Election Day, Tuesday: Mostly sunny, cool and dry. Highs in the 50s. Lows in the 30s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.