Not much going on in the world of weather as the next few days will be defined by dry and cooler weather. The region will continue to dry out from yesterday’s rainfall that dropped about 1 – 2” of rain on the Commonwealth. The light winds have helped to dry the roads and also scour out any possibility for fog to linger. The fields and lawns are on the muddy side, so if you have a puppy that loves to play in the mud, make sure to have a bunch of towels by the door.
As for the dry patten, there will be a cold front sliding through the region late Thursday into early Friday. The result will be some clouds and maybe a bit of light rain and drizzle early Friday morning, near sunrise, over the Piedmont. That should be about it for the rain. A batch of light rain tries to move in from the west during that time frame as well, but will evaporated as it reaches the west facing slopes. The result of all this will be some cooler air and plenty of clear conditions.
Friday will be a nice day with plenty of sunshine in the afternoon and much cooler than normal temps. The normal high for this time of year is around 73 in Roanoke and Lynchburg but we will be lucky to reach the upper 60s. A bit milder air is slated for Southside and cooler air is expected in the NRV and Highlands. Highs on Friday in the mountains and NRV will only be in the middle to upper 50s.
Saturday is going to be similar to Friday with the exception of the early morning spritz in the Piedmont. High temps will be on the chilly side even with the abundant sunshine. More of the same on Sunday. This weekend is going to be a wonderful weekend for a hike or a bike ride in the mountains.
Break out the sweaters and the Autumn wardrobe from your closet and get outside and enjoy. The palette of fall colors has not yet taken over the landscape, but some changes are occurring so snap a few pics for me and I would love to get then on the air for you.
Stay safe and healthy
Check out my Digital Original story on the way weather impacts the fall foliage