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Muggy evening for high school football fans

A strong cold front could bring fall air late next week
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 3:45 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:53 PM EDT
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While we expect a mainly dry night, there may be a few spotty showers around as we begin high school games tonight. However, these will quickly end during the evening. It will be much more humid than previous weeks. Kick-off temperatures will be in the upper 70s in most areas. Temperatures overnight only slip to the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies.

We'll see partly cloudy conditions with an isolated thunderstorm.
We'll see partly cloudy conditions with an isolated thunderstorm.(WDBJ Weather)

THE WEEKEND

A cold front will slowly approach the Mid-Atlantic Saturday before stalling late in the weekend. Scattered showers and storms may develop along the front, mainly during the afternoon. Slow-moving downpours are possible because it’s so humid, however, coverage should be isolated.

A weekend front stalls nearby with isolated showers and storms.
A weekend front stalls nearby with isolated showers and storms.(WDBJ)

NEXT WEEK

The first part of the week will be very similar to the weekend with spotty showers and lingering clouds along with the sun. By the middle of the week, a powerful cold front will drop south into the region bringing a better chance of showers followed by much cooler, Canadian air. Temperatures at night will once again slip to the upper 40s in the mountain valleys and 50s elsewhere. Afternoon highs will likely never make it out of the mid 70s.

We're watching cool, Canadian air that may end up dropping south into the area around September...
We're watching cool, Canadian air that may end up dropping south into the area around September 22nd and lasting into the weekend.(WDBJ)

“Odette” formed off the northeast coast Friday and is expected to remain out at sea, headed away from the U.S. over the weekend.

We continue to watch an active tropical map of potential storm development. The latest outlook from the National Hurricane Center is below. The red areas are where development is likely in the next 2-5 days. The next name on the list would be Peter. There are only 6 names left on the regular list of 2021 names.