Breezes linger with a much cooler Sunday

Temperature look to be much cooler on Sunday
Lows tonight slip to the 40s.
Lows tonight slip to the 40s.(WDBJ)
Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 6:56 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2021 at 6:38 PM EDT
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  • Winds remain gusty; NW 15-25 mph
  • Overnight lows in the 40
  • Below-average highs (60s)

Our fall cold front will bring a major change to the weather for the second half of the weekend. No more 80s. Instead, temperatures actually drop slightly below average for a few days before moderating early next week.


Sunday morning lows will easily be in the mid-40s behind our cold front. Skies remain partly to mostly sunny with afternoon highs only reaching the upper 50s in the mountains, with low 60s elsewhere. Winds also remain breezy at times through the afternoon, gusting 15-20 mph at times.

Winds remain breezy with a major cool down expected as highs only reach the upper 50s to low 60s.
Winds remain breezy with a major cool down expected as highs only reach the upper 50s to low 60s.(WDBJ)


The weekend cool down is short-lived as high temperatures begin moderating early in the week. We’ll have several days with highs in the 70s starting Tuesday through Thursday before another strong front makes its way into the region cooling down temperatures once again for next weekend.

10 Day Outlook
10 Day Outlook(WDBJ Weather)

This temperature roller coaster will likely continue through the end of the month as we slowly transition fully into fall. Speaking of, the recent warmth slowed down the changing of the leaves some, but the cool nights should jumpstart those changes once again.

We anticipate peak foliage during the final weeks of October in most locations. Slightly sooner in the higher elevations. Across the Southside and Central VA, the peak is expected in early November.