ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Thursday’s cold front has brought a change in temperatures across Southwest and Central Virginia.
It will be a chilly start to the first full day of fall. Friday morning will start with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the chilly 40s. You’ll definitely want to grab the coat or jacket as you head out the door! It will be breezy at times during the day with highs in the 60s and lower 70s. It will be a dry and crisp evening for high school football. By the overnight hours, low temperatures will be in the 40s.
A mix of sun and clouds will be overhead Saturday. It will be a fall-like start to the weekend with afternoon highs in the slightly milder lower and middle 70s.
Cloud cover will increase into Sunday as a front approaches Southwest and Central Virginia. It will be a few degrees warmer with afternoon highs in the 70s and lower 80s. There is the potential for rain showers during the afternoon and evening. Winds will pick up at times, as well.
Monday looks to be drier and cooler. High temperatures will reach the 60s and middle 70s under mostly to partly sunny skies. The quiet fall-like weather will continue for much of the upcoming week. Tuesday through Thursday, highs will be in the 60s and lower 70s.
TRACKING THE TROPICS
Fiona is a category 3 hurricane as of early Friday morning. Some weakening is possible during the day as the storm approaches Nova Scotia. High winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge are expected in parts of Atlantic Canada.
While the storm will stay offshore from the mainland United States, dangerous surf and rip currents will be an issue along the East Coast.
Tropical Storm Gaston will continue to impact the western and central Azores Islands Friday.
Gradual weakening is expected over the next few days. The tropical storm will turn away from the Azores over the weekend before heading east out to sea.
Tropical Depression Nine developed over the Caribbean Sea Friday morning.
The National Hurricane Center predicts this system may become a tropical storm later in the day. If this occurs, the storm may be given the name “Hermine.” The latest forecast track has this storm becoming a hurricane by the beginning of next week. We’ll keep an eye on this system as it has the potential to impact parts of the Gulf Coast.