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Overnight cold front brings cooler, drier weather Thursday

Sunshine returns Thursday and continues into the weekend
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 7:19 PM EDT
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Our cold front is expected to move through the region overnight. This may bring a stray shower/storm this evening until it passes east of the area. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

As the front slows down over the area, we may keep a few clouds around early Thursday morning. Skies will quickly turn sunny behind the front by midday as drier air returns under high pressure. This will lead to mostly sunny skies again Friday. Our high temperatures remain in the low to mid 80s through the first part of the weekend. Overnight lows will slip to the upper 50s Friday and Saturday mornings.

Increasing sunshine Thursday as a front pushes south of the area.
Increasing sunshine Thursday as a front pushes south of the area.(WDBJ Weather)

TROPICAL STORM MINDY FORMS

Our 13th named storm has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Mindy became a tropical storm Wednesday and is expected to cross Florida before heading into the Atlantic Ocean as a tropical depression. The main impacts to the southeast will be scattered showers and storms along with an increased risk of rip currents into the weekend.

THE WEEKEND

Locally, weekend temperatures gradually warm back to near average (mid-80s). Sunday will be slightly warmer than Saturday, and both days will feature increased sunshine and lower humidity.

Temperatures soar close to 90 by Sunday.
Temperatures soar close to 90 by Sunday.(WDBJ Weather)