A week divided: November winds and chill to start; warmer air prevails later

While temperatures flip flop halfway through the week, we’ll stay dry through the weekend

Upper air pattern as of Wednesday, 11/18/2020
Upper air pattern as of Wednesday, 11/18/2020

ROANOKE, Va. – A cold front that passed through Sunday has changed the way we feel already Monday morning. The air is drier, and there’s an added nip thanks to a gusty northwest wind. That wind will keep up through much of the day Monday.

Wind speed and direction for Monday, 11/16/2020

This will keep afternoon temperatures 10° cooler than Sunday, despite the fact that we’ll see wall-to-wall sunshine throughout the day.

High temperature forecast for Monday, 11/16/2020

That crystal clear sky continues into most of the night, which should bode well for sky-gazers! The Leonid meteor shower peaks early Tuesday morning with 10-15 shooting stars visible per hour.

Leonid meteor shower peaking early Tuesday morning

While that’s going on, folks in Honduras and Nicaragua will be dealing with their second major hurricane in as many weeks. The forecast path for Iota is eerily similar to that of Eta.

The path of Iota vs. the path of Eta - 2020

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