Quiet and dry night ahead as this cool and dry pattern to continues. There is a cold front expected to cross on Thursday providing some rain and a breeze followed by some cooler conditions.

Timing of the frontal passage looks to be during the day Thursday so we can expect to see the set-up day, Wednesday, be a day defined by increasing cloudiness.

The rain is expected ahead of the front as well as along with it so we should see some rain arriving before sunrise Thursday and linger into the afternoon. Winds will be noticeable, but not overwhelming, and arrive from the south ahead of the front Thursday morning.

Once the front slides through the Commonwealth will be mostly clear and cooler with highs only reaching the 60s on Friday and the low 70s over the weekend.

The skies will be sunny Friday afternoon and a mix of clouds and sunshine is in the offing for Saturday. If you plan on doing any leaf peeping or pumpkin picking this weekend the better day looks to be Saturday vs. Sunday.

Sunday could see a chance for some late day rain as yet another cold front arrives in Virginia. Rain will be late in the day and linger overnight into Monday, but not a lot of water is expected to fill the rain gauges. Slick roads due to the leaves on the roads so motorcyclists need to be extra cautious not to lose an edge.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist