Temperatures take a tumble as we head into the weekend

We’ll see lots of sunshine this weekend
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 3:35 PM EDT
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We’ve been able to enjoy some sunny and mild weather these past couple days, but things are changing this afternoon. Our cold front continues to push east of the region with much cooler air rushing in behind it. Our highs today took place early this morning; now we’ll continue to drop into the 50s and maybe even a few 40s later this afternoon. Sunshine moves back in for the weekend with highs only climbing into the 50s and lower 60s. Our overnight lows could drop well into the 30s.

A FREEZE WATCH goes into effect late tonight through early Saturday for the western part of our region. A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible in the highlighted counties. If you have tender vegetation outside you’ll want to cover it up or bring it inside.

Temperatures fall into the 20s and 30s Friday night.
Temperatures fall into the 20s and 30s Friday night.(WDBJ7 Weather)


The last of the showers will exit this evening with the clouds shortly after that. Temperatures will continue to plummet overnight under clearing skies with a light northwest wind.

Lows will fall into the upper 20s deep into the mountains with low to mid 30s across the NRV and Foothills. Some patchy frost will be possible as far east as the Blue Ridge in rural areas. Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories have been issued for tonight (see above).


Get suggested road trips and see how the colors are looking around the region.

The colors are looking fantastic along Abbott Lake at the Peaks of Otter Lodge.


Sunshine returns Saturday and Sunday, but temperatures remain well below the average for this time of year. Our highs will only climb into the 50s and lower 60s with overnight lows in the 30s. Patchy frost will be possible both Saturday morning and Sunday morning.

Lows fall into the 30s both nights with frost likely in certain areas.
Lows fall into the 30s both nights with frost likely in certain areas.(WDBJ7 Weather)


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