ROANOKE, Va. – Meteorological fall begins September 1 every year.
Meteorological seasons are different from the equinoxes and solstices, because they depend solely on temperatures trends. (Plus, it’s easier for record keeping to keep a consistent season year-to-year.)
Anyway, now that we got that off our chest...
Thursday starts with temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s, but we’ll bounce right back in the afternoon. With sunshine and comfortable humidity, temperatures reach the 80s across much of our five zones.
If you like Thursday’s weather, you’ll enjoy Friday just fine too!
In fact, the weather for high school football couldn’t be any better this time of year!
Then, we get to Labor Day weekend. Saturday is mostly dry, outside of a few late-day mountain showers.
With low pressure beginning to form to our west, we’ll sit on its east/wetter side. At the same time, a front stalls nearby.
Expect more showers and storms to develop now both Sunday and Monday afternoons.
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Meanwhile, the tropics are gaining some steam. For the first time in 25 years, we did not have a named storm in the month of August.
Per @philklotzbach, we have not gone a full August without a named tropical system since 1997. If we don't get Danielle by midnight, it will happen again in 2022! pic.twitter.com/pDTL5u4VYT— Justin McKee (@JustinMcKeeWx) August 31, 2022
That will almost certainly change in September, as we’ve got three potential areas of development in the Atlantic basin.
We don’t expect any immediate impacts to U.S. soil.