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First day of fall to be warmer than 2019's first day of summer

Temperatures top out in the 80s to near 90 Monday afternoon

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ROANOKE, Va. – It's the first day of Fall, but it sure isn't going to feel like it. A west/southwest wind will usher in some heat again ahead of a front that moves in Monday night.

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Once that front pushes in, it encounters slightly drier air. Showers that will be pretty heavy in West Virginia will weaken or fall apart this evening as they move east.

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Behind the front, humidity levels drop off a bit. Tuesday and Wednesday will be pretty pleasant, with morning temperatures Wednesday in the low to mid 50s.

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Heat gradually builds back in later this week into the weekend, setting the stage for the beginning of October.

A large area of high pressure will camp out over the eastern U.S. through the first week of October, meaning that it will remain unseasonably warm. Unfortunately, this also means little-to-no chance of a soaking rain. 

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Drought conditions are expected to worsen over the next one-to-two weeks.


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