ROANOKE, Va. – Saturday saw record heat in areas like Roanoke and Blacksburg, and we won’t be too far off from that Sunday afternoon either. Highs range from the low to mid 70s in the mountains to low to mid 80s farther east.
Come Monday, a cold front will be moving through the area. Ahead of it, we’ll be toasty. Behind it, we’ll see temperatures drop from morning to afternoon in places like the New River Valley and Highlands.
This front will be one of the strongest we’ve seen this season so far.
It’s not necessarily full of moisture, though we’ll likely see some showers east of the Blue Ridge Parkway through at least midday on Halloween.
Though we need the rain, we’re cautiously optimistic that it’ll be east of here by the time trick-or-treaters head out Tuesday.
The bigger deal with this front is the crashing temperatures and gusty wind at times Halloween into Wednesday. Make sure you have some extra layers for your costumes while Trick-or-Treating Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Temperatures then bottom out in the low to mid 30s Wednesday morning, though the wind will add insult to injury. Once the wind calms, most of us see our first hard freeze of the fall Thursday morning.