Winds remain gusty with a few showers as Zeta exits

Cooler weather returns for a few days behind Friday’s cold front
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2020 at 8:13 PM EDT
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As the remnants move out, we’re waiting on a cold front to arrive tonight and early Friday. Ahead of the front, a few showers and storms have been developing in our tropical air. A few of these may bring strong wind as well as downpours which may lead to localized flooding.

The front is also going to bump the winds up once again. Gusts will generally be in the 20-30mph range. Skies turn partly cloudy behind the front late tonight with any showers tapering off late.

A few showers are possible this evening as a cold front moves through bringing a major cool...
A few showers are possible this evening as a cold front moves through bringing a major cool down for Friday.(WDBJ)


Behind our cold front, temperatures drop considerably for Friday and Saturday. Highs only reach the upper 50s under partly sunny skies. We also remain blustery at times on Friday with winds 10-20mph. Overnight temperatures slip into the 30s Friday night and Saturday night with areas of patchy frost possible Saturday night and Sunday night, even as far east as the Piedmont.

TURN CLOCKS BACK OCTOBER 31: Remember to set your clocks back one hour (fall back) before bedtime Saturday as we switch back to Eastern Standard Time. It’s also a good idea to check the smoke detector and weather radio batteries.

Race fans will be treated to chilly, but sunny race day weather both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will remain in the 50s Saturday but the 60s Sunday.

The Martinsville race is looking sunny, but chilly.
The Martinsville race is looking sunny, but chilly.(WDBJ)

The next cold front will arrive Sunday into Monday bringing much cooler air to start the week. Most areas won’t make it out of the 40s on Monday along with mostly sunny and breezy conditions.