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ROANOKE, Va. – This past week’s weather has been an absolute treat for fall-lovers in southwest and central Virginia.

While humidity levels come up just a tick Friday, the weather still cooperates quite nicely.

The only fly in the ointment is an increase in haze from wildfires in California. Air quality is not a big concern, but this haze could enhance the color of the sky around sunrise and/or sunset the next few days.

Haze in the sky due to wildfire smoke from California

Other than that, enjoy a beautiful evening for Week 4 of high school football!

Remember to check back with us for highlights and post-game reaction on 1st and 10 at 11:10.

High school football forecast for Week 4

The football and fun continues Saturday with tailgating starting early at Virginia Tech. 7 a.m. temperatures will be in the 50s.

Tailgating forecast at Virginia Tech for Saturday, 9/17/2022

Kickoff temperatures will be around 70°. We’ll turn warmer by midday for VMI’s kickoff and by the afternoon for the Sunflower Festival at Beaver Dam Farm.

Hourly planner for Saturday, 9/17/2022

Sunday begins a warming trend that really takes off in the final days of summer/first few days of fall. This is all courtesy of high pressure over the Southern U.S.

Upper level air pattern for the final week of summer - 2022

While a stray shower is possible Tuesday or Thursday, the bulk of next week will be dry too. It’ll mainly be warm/hot.

In fact, some parts of the area could touch 90° on the last day of summer and the first day of fall.

Where we could hit 90° on the final day of summer and first day of fall - 2022

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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.