Meteorological fall begins with two comfortably warm afternoons Thursday, Friday

Showers and storms gradually increase throughout the Labor Day weekend

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.)

Meteorological fall in southwest, central Virginia

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.

High temperature forecast for Thursday, September 1, 2022

If you like Thursday’s weather, you’ll enjoy Friday just fine too!

High temperature forecast for Friday, September 2, 2022

In fact, the weather for high school football couldn’t be any better this time of year!

High school football forecast for Friday, 9/2/2022

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.

Stalled front leads to multiple storm chances Sunday and Monday

Expect more showers and storms to develop now both Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Labor Day weekend forecast - 2022

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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.

That will almost certainly change in September, as we’ve got three potential areas of development in the Atlantic basin.

Tropical headlines as of 2 a.m. 9/1/2022

We don’t expect any immediate impacts to U.S. soil.

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.