Pinpoint Weather: Dry and mild pattern through the weekend

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A quiet and dry pattern will be in place for the next few days as high pressure dominates the skies over the Commonwealth.  Light winds are expected to be present through the weekend, along with the sunshine, and temps will we in the 70s Friday then the 80s over the weekend.  Clouds are expected to arrive on Sunday so if you do plan on checking out the fall foliage, which is not close to peak yet, you may want to do it on Saturday.

This weekend will be another dry and sunny one with mild to warm conditions. If you are out and about you may start to notice the leaves are beginning their metamorphosis or change this weekend.

Basically, the region is looking a bit dull, and we once again may not have the best leaf peeping colors to enjoy.  This part of the county is high on the list of places to go during the fall to enjoy the color palette here in western Virginia, so don’t miss out on what is in our back yard.  Here is a peak at the usual times the leaves change.

The forecast is simple, mostly sunny and mild followed by mostly sunny and warm then some rain is slated for next week. Sunday will be the day of transition, so look for a mix of clouds and sun, with more clouds than sun. I expect to see at least three days of rainy weather next week that should keep us up to date as far as the moisture content is concerned. The new Drought Monitor is out for the week, and we are looking good as far as the water table is concerned.

Enjoy the next few days and get out to see the fall foliage. The high country is changing, below around 2500 feet is still mainly green.

As for the tropics, they are active, with both Sam and Victor, but of little consequence to the Continental United States.

Have a great weekend,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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