Sliver of Canadian air keeps autumn locked in for the weekend

Looks like the perfect weekend to enjoy some of the local fall festivals

Piece of Canadian air breaks off to cool things down this weekend
Piece of Canadian air breaks off to cool things down this weekend

ROANOKE, Va. – This time last year, we were breaking record high temperatures. Temperatures were in the 90s, and we were still lounging by the pool. Fast forward to 2020, and autumn is actually behaving like autumn.

A front moved through Friday morning. Behind that, it will be about 10° cooler than Thursday afternoon. Highs for many will only reach into the 60s, thanks to a cool breeze out of the northwest.

Forecast high temperatures for Friday, 10/2/2020

A clear sky at night and a calming wind will allow the limited warmth to escape, leading to a colder night ahead.

Radiational cooling takes place Friday night into Saturday morning

The clear sky will also give us a clear view of the full Harvest Moon with Mars cozying up right next to it in the eastern sky.

The full moon and Mars will appear close to each other in the eastern sky on Friday night

Some parts of the New River Valley could wake up to patches of frost Saturday morning, while other parts of the area start out chilly in the low to mid 40s.


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