Finally! Some sunshine returns Monday after consecutive days of grey

We’ll eventually warm into the 70s this week too!

ROANOKE, Va. – After days of overcast, the sun will finally break out at times Monday.

Instead of temperatures peaking in the 50s, we’ll see them peak in the 60s during the afternoon.

The remnant low pressure that once was Ian is still off the coast of Virginia, throwing a few additional clouds in our direction Tuesday.

More clouds at times Tuesday with most rain staying east of us

After starting in the 30s and 40s (patchy frost in the New River Valley), we’ll still manage to reach the 60s Tuesday afternoon.

A southwest breeze then kicks in as Ian finally kicks the bucket. This will warm us up into the 70s Wednesday and especially Thursday!

What we're tracking by Thursday, 10/6/2022

This comes ahead of a strong, but moisture-starved, cold front. It won’t bring much - if any - rain to the area, but it will bring a blast of colder air heading into next weekend.

What we're tracking by Saturday, 10/8/2022

Highs will be in the 50s and 60s Saturday and Sunday, but low temperatures will drop into the 30s area-wide Sunday morning.

(The map below shows some 20s, but I’m skeptical of temperatures getting that low at the moment. Stay with us for updates.)

Morning lows on Sunday, October 9, 2022

Some parts of the New River Valley and Highlands have already seen a light frost, but Sunday offers (perhaps) a better chance of it.

Our average first frost comes in October, so this would be right on schedule for most of the area.

Average first frost dates in southwest and central Virginia

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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.