High winds and rain will continue today in the Shenandoah Valley as the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida join forces with a nor'easter off the Virginia coast to cause extremely high and possibly destructive tides with forecasts of up to a foot of rain in that area. (Weather radar)
After an overnight low in the upper 30s, today's central Valley forecast calls for temps in the low 40s, rain, and wind causing chilly, raw conditions. Tonight's low will be back in the 30s with more rain and wind to continue until midday on Friday when showers end. Weekend conditions are set to be sunny with 60s on Saturday and 50s on Sunday ... perfect autumn weather.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has declared a state of emergency and residents are warned to be on alert.
Meanwhile, with all the rain we have received in the Valley (2-3") and high winds, it won't be surprising if electricity is lost at my house or other places.
Be careful out there. The rain and wind have blown down leaves that cover roadways and cause extremely slick conditions. Some flooding has occurred ... high winds may knock down power lines ... dead tree limbs tend to come crashing down in these conditions.
It's autumn in the Shenandoah Valley....