Another chilly night ahead

Overnight lows reach the upper 30s to low 40s
Clear and cold overnight.
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:44 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:44 PM EDT
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  • Temperatures drop overnight and wind slow down
  • Warmer afternoon temperatures expected
  • End of week front bring a minimal chance of showers


Skies remain clear overnight allowing for temperatures to drop. Expect lows to drop into the 30s and 40s with a few pockets of patchy frost possible. Winds look to slow overnight with some light winds of 4-7 mph.

Clear and cold overnight.
Clear and cold overnight.(WDBJ Weather)


Our cool down is short-lived as high temperatures begin moderating through the week. We’ll have several dry, sunny days with highs in the 70s starting Tuesday and lasting through Thursday before another strong front makes its way into the region.

Tuesday hourly forecast
Tuesday hourly forecast(WDBJ Weather)
The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks Wednesday night into Thursday morning.(WDBJ7)


The next cold front will approach our region late Thursday night bringing a few stray showers followed by much cooler air by the weekend. Any showers appear to be out of the region in time for high school football Friday evening.

Isolated showers are possible late Thursday.
Isolated showers are possible late Thursday.(WDBJ Weather)

High temperatures go from the 70s earlier in the week to the mid-60s by the weekend.

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.