Forecast Details for Fincastle, VA

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Today: Patchy drizzle and fog before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind around 9 mph.
Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
Friday Night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Weather Topic: What is Rain?

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rain Next Topic: Sleet

Precipitation in the form of water droplets is called rain. Rain generally has a tendency to fall with less intensity over a greater period of time, and when rainfall is more severe it is usually less sustained.

Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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