ROANOKE, Va. – What a beautiful fall weekend it was! That kind of autumnal weather only continues into the first half of the week. Monday starts out cool with the heated seats needed on the drive in.
By the afternoon, we’ll be breezy with ample sunshine. Highs make their way into the 60s and lower 70s.
Once the wind calms down, temperatures come down overnight. Some 30s will be sprinkled around, meaning patches of frost can’t be ruled out. Most of the area is safe from that, as temperatures fall into the 40s.
So long as high pressure is in control of our weather, the string of cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons will continue through Wednesday. (That should translate to a quicker change in the foliage.)
A cold front moves through, allowing a few showers to develop Thursday into Friday. Overall, moisture is looking pretty limited (as it has in recent weeks).
The colder air is delayed, but it will make its presence felt through the weekend. Temperatures Sunday morning could wind up being low enough for frost to develop in more parts of the region.
The benefit of more frequent cold fronts is that the chance for tropical systems becomes lower.
At the moment, there are currently no systems being monitored for the next five days.