Afternoons turn warmer, mornings stay cold through the weekend

Our cold snap slowly begins to break heading into the weekend and early next week

ROANOKE, Va. – The cold snap continues Thursday morning, as most of the area wakes up to frost and near/below freezing temperatures. One thing that’s different, however, is the lack of wind.

As a storm system near the Great Lakes pulls north, the wind relaxes a bit throughout the day Thursday.

Calmer wind and milder air Thursday afternoon

The wind then begins to turn direction - coming in from the south and southwest - by Friday. The warmest air will be west of us.

Turning even warmer heading into Friday

While Thursday and Friday mornings start out frosty and cold, the afternoons see some improvement in the temperature department.

High temperature forecast through Friday, 10/21/2022

You’ll still want to wear layers at high school football games Friday evening. A clear sky means we’ll cool off quickly. Kickoff temperatures will be in the 50s, and 4th quarter temperatures will be in the 40s.

What to bring for high school football games Friday evening

These cool nights and warm afternoons have done wonders for the foliage. Get out this weekend, snap some pictures and send them to Pin It!

We’ll be at peak along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Highlands and New River Valley.

Foliage forecast for the weekend of 10/21 to 10/23/2022

The mornings will still start out chilly - even this weekend. However, afternoons reach the 60s and 70s.

Weekend high temperature forecast for 10/22 and 10/23/2022

That’ll make for a perfect fall weekend! Make sure you download our app, so you know how to plan for the weekend...and beyond!

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