Strong fall cold front to bring us from 70s to 30s in about 36 hours

Parts of the area will see frost develop Sunday morning

ROANOKE, Va. – The great thing about October is that it has a little bit of everything for everyone.

After a chilly morning Thursday, high temperatures rebound into the 70s area-wide during the afternoon.

High temperature forecast for Thursday, 10/6/2022

We’ll be just about that warm Friday afternoon as well, but we’ll factor in more of a breeze at times during the afternoon and early evening.

Wind speed and wind gust forecast for Friday, 10/7/2022

This is in anticipation of a cold front that will bring some big changes to our weather for the weekend.

Tracking a cold front that moves through late Friday/Friday night

The bulk of cold air doesn’t make it here in time for high school football action Friday evening.

High school football forecast for Friday, 10/7/2022

Come Saturday, however, we’ll feel more of a chill in the air.

Low temperatures start in the low to mid 40s in the morning, and high temperatures only reach the 50s and 60s (roughly 8 to 15° below average).

Temperatures well below average come Saturday afternoon

Once the wind calms down Sunday morning, temperatures drop into the 30s with some of us around freezing.

Low temperature forecast for Sunday and Monday mornings

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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.