False Fall: Combo of cool mornings, comfortably warm afternoons continues

We’ll turn warmer/hotter heading into the final days of summer next week

ROANOKE, Va. – For some, Wednesday morning is the coolest weather we’ve felt in roughly three months. Some would argue it’s worthy of long sleeves or a light jacket early on.

As sunshine takes over (along with some fair weather cumulus clouds), we’ll see temperatures rise close to where they did Tuesday afternoon. Thursday, however, appears slightly warmer.

High temperature forecast through Thursday, 9/15/2022

The big ticket item is the low humidity - a breath of fresh air! This continues through at least Thursday.

Comfortable humidity lasts through at least Thursday

While there’s a slight uptick in humidity levels Friday, it’s a non-issue.

Therefore, overnight lows still drop into the 50s through the weekend.

Morning lows through Monday, 9/19/2022

This drop in humidity and dry airmass overhead makes for perfect high school football weather Friday evening.

We’ll start the games off in the 70s with temperatures falling into the 60s in the mountains.

High school football forecast for Week 4

Count on picture-perfect weekend weather for the Virginia Tech and VMI home games, as well as the Beaver Dam Sunflower Festival in Buchanan!

Summer gets its last licks in, though, heading into next week as a strong area of high pressure camps out over the Eastern and Central U.S.

Upper level air pattern starting early next week

We’ll see high temperatures rise well into the 80s to perhaps near 90° in areas east of the Blue Ridge.

The good news is we won’t have to do deal with insanely high humidity levels. In fact, precipitation trends stay below-average next week due to the sinking air associated with high pressure.

Climate Prediction Center 6-10 day outlook

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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.