Cold front makes early October feel like late October starting Friday

Some parts of the area will see another round of frost by Saturday, perhaps Sunday, morning

Frost potential over the next three mornings
Frost potential over the next three mornings

ROANOKE, Va. – With Thursday comes the start to October, and it is going to feel like it. High temperatures will climb into the 60s and 70s area-wide.

Forecast high temperatures for Thursday, 10/1/2020

Thursday also marks three months left to what has been one of the wettest years on record in our area. While we don’t expect anything like we saw earlier this week, a cold front will help spark some late day and evening showers east of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

FutureTracker - late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening

These will drift north and east through the night, as the front glides through the area. Behind that, another shot of autumn air comes in on a breezy northwest wind. High temperatures Friday afternoon will be about 10° lower than Thursday, making things feel more like the end of October by Friday and Saturday.

FutureTracker - Friday afternoon

If the wind can calm down enough Friday night into Saturday morning, temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s. Patches of frost will be possible in parts of the New River Valley and the Highlands first thing Saturday morning.

Forecast low temperatures for Saturday, 10/3/2020

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