A crisp fall day today as temps top out in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies.  The dry pattern is expected to continue into the weekend, but a gradual return to the 70s is also on the docket.

The Low pressure located in Eastern Canada is moving east and north, opening the door for us to warm slightly each day.

Saturday and Sunday will be above normal so I would think a nice drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway would be a nice activity.

Sunday may be a bit cloudier than Saturday as a coastal low moves from south to north. This should give rain to the eastern half of the Commonwealth, but may only provide us with a cloudy day. Some models are hinting at the prospect of some rain over the Eastern Piedmont late Sunday, Clouds will be increasing for sure that day.

Also: NOAA has released the Outlook for this Winter. Not very specific as usual, but here are the results…

The Commonwealth will be about average for precipitation this winter, so more than likely a few snow events speckle the region. But it will be warmer than usual, so we may see a few ice events in our mountain locations along with some winter storms that may be more of a “wintry mix” type than all snow. It all depends on timing.

Stay Safe
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist