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.
A clear sky at night and a calming wind will allow the limited warmth to escape, leading to a colder night ahead.
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.
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.
This sets us up with a beautiful Saturday for all the fall festivals going on across the area. Not included in the graphic below are Jeter Farm, Layman Farms, Williams Orchard, Johnson’s Orchard and so many more.
If this kind of weather isn’t your cup of tea, you’re in luck. The jet stream begins to lift back to the north next week. By Wednesday, high temperatures will likely be around 75-80°.
What goes up must come back down, so expect another cool down later next week.