Pinpoint Weather: Feeling more like late summer as highs climb above average ahead of a cold front approaching later this week

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Here’s hoping you’re enjoying the cool mornings and mild afternoon highs!

Once again, as the afternoon transitions to evening, we’ll have temperatures drop fairly quickly as afternoon highs into the 70s in most areas will fall back into the 50s through the evening and ultimately winding up into the 40s for most of us – maybe a few upper 30s in the western part of the region – mainly toward the Greenbrier Valley.

Clouds will gradually be moving in as well overnight.

We’ll continue our dry pattern into Wednesday as we’ll see another mild afternoon as highs climb into the upper 60s in the Highlands, lower 70s in the NRV and mid-to-upper 70s in Southside, Central Virginia and the Roanoke Valley with mainly sunny skies.

Some changes are in store for us as we head into the day on Thursday as a weak cold front will start its approach on our region late in the day. There could be a few afternoon showers possible in the western sections of the NRV (including Tazewell, Marion, Wytheville, Bluefield and Bland). During the evening, moisture will push into central Virginia but will be largely isolated.

Locations east of Route 29 from Charlotte Court House to Halifax and South Boston, may see a shower or two early Friday as the front clears the region. That will allow temperatures to not climb as high as the previous days. We’re forecasting 60s in the mountains and lower, maybe a few mid-70s readings for highs Friday afternoon.

Beyond that, we’re looking dry into the upcoming weekend with highs cooling off back into the 60s in most areas, though our mountain communities may struggle to get out of the upper 50s for highs as we start next week.

BTW…The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks into Wednesday night; however, the full moon will, unfortunately, obscure most of the viewing. But, if you’re feeling lucky and you want to try to scope out some of the meteors, be sure you’re away from city lights. You can expect 10-20 meteors per hour with the best viewing times between 2 a.m. to just before dawn.

Lastly, as the leaves are FINALLY starting to change, if you come across a scene that takes your breath away, we want to see it! Just see it, snap it and send it to us. You may just see it on the air!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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