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Sunny days, cool nights as we enter the weekend

A beautiful weekend is ahead of us with dry and sunny conditions
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
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A cool, Canadian air mass will enter the region from the northwest behind today’s cold front. This will lead to not only dry conditions, but also very cool temperatures at night. Skies continue to clear into the evening with lows in the mid 50s in most locations. A few areas of fog are possible toward sunrise.

FRIDAY

We end the work week with mainly sunny skies along with seasonably cool afternoon temperatures. Highs climb to the upper 70s to low 80s. High school football fans will enjoy the refreshing change with kick-off temperatures in the low 70s, dropping to the low 60s by the end of the game. We continue to see the rapid drop overnight with Saturday morning lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Kick-off temperatures will be in the low 70s, dropping to the 60s by the 4th quarter.
Kick-off temperatures will be in the low 70s, dropping to the 60s by the 4th quarter.(WDBJ7)

THE WEEKEND

We start the weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s Saturday. High temperatures gradually warm back to the upper 80s by Sunday. We’ll also notice mostly sunny skies both days, but the haze will increase Sunday into next week from the west coast wildfires. The smoke will remain aloft, but muddy up our blue skies Sunday into Monday. Despite the smoky haze, the humidity should remain in the comfortable range into the weekend.

Some of the wildfire smoke moves
Some of the wildfire smoke moves(WDBJ)

NEXT WEEK

After a few seasonably warm days, the heat returns next week. We could experience a few 90° afternoons as the heat and humidity return. The chance of showers remain rather low over the next 5-10 days.

Temperatures warm close to 90 by early next week.
Temperatures warm close to 90 by early next week.(WDBJ Weather)