The rain on the plain is mainly a pain

Mud, mud and more mud.

More rain today and a flood watch that continues until at least 4 p.m. EST Tuesday for Southwestern Virginia.

Rain again Wednesday morning, then again on Thursday afternoon with temperatures in the 50s over the next two days, then sixties as he head into the weekend for what could be a little drier area on Friday and Saturday.

Thermometers should flirt with the 70s as May approaches next week buy highs should fluctuate in the 60s and 70s for the next two weeks or so.

But the National Weather Service says the snowfalls of April will bring “a cooling influence on temperatures in May in the East and Midwest.

“Given the significant impact late-season snow cover can have, it is probably not surprising to find that anomalously snowy Aprils can lead to colder Mays,” says Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company.

Not everywhere, though, as the Southwestern United States is expected to be hotter than average.

By June, Crawford predicts the temperatures here in the East could be “near or slightly above average.”

Let’s remember, however, that these are “forecasts” that are “subject to change.”

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