Pinpoint Weather: Summer-like warmth for next few days, strong cold front on the way

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(WFXR) — An area of high pressure continues to dominate much of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. This system will keep us relatively dry through the end of the workweek, but it will also allow for unseasonably warm high temperatures.

Pockets of fog Thursday may impact the morning commute for some drivers, so use caution when traveling through parts of the region. Otherwise, a variable mix of sun and clouds will be overhead. It will be dry and warm with highs in the upper 70s – middle 80s. These high temperatures will run about 10-15 degrees above average for the middle of October.

High pressure remains in control Friday. A few spotty showers are possible in the Alleghany Highlands later in the day, but much of the region will stay dry. High temperatures will be well into the 80s on the east side of the Blue Ridge, with upper 70s to the west.

A cold front will pass through Southwest and Central Virginia Saturday. Showers are more so possible for the late morning and early afternoon hours. Overall, rainfall totals will be less than a quarter of an inch and it won’t be a washout. Winds will pick up behind the front and cooler air will begin to move in. High temperatures will be in the 70s and 60s. By the overnight hours, temperatures will be in the cooler lower 50s and 40s. A few valley locations may even fall into the upper 30s.

Sunday will feel like a typical fall-like day with breezy winds blowing through the region. Skies will be mostly sunny and high temperatures will be in the 60s. It’s going to get pretty chilly during the evening. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s and 40s for much of Southwest Virginia.

A Canadian high pressure system will camp out over the region for much of next week. This will result in dry weather, plenty of sunshine, and fall-like conditions. Grab the jacket or coat each morning, as temperatures will start out in the crisp 40s. While there will be a gradual warming trend during the week, high temperatures will range from the mid 60 and into the 70s.

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