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Overnight front to bring an end to the warm weather

Cooler weather moves in behind the front
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 8:30 PM EDT
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  • Scattered showers overnight
  • Cooler air moves in Friday
  • Active weather arrives next week

OVERNIGHT COLD FRONT

The next cold front will approach our region late tonight bringing a few scattered showers followed by much cooler air by the weekend. The best chance of seeing rain will be in the mountains, but a few stray showers could move east. Any rain will be gone with the front by Friday morning.

A frontal boundary will trigger a few showers across the area.
A frontal boundary will trigger a few showers across the area.(WDBJ Weather)
Better rain chances found in the western mountains.
Better rain chances found in the western mountains.(WDBJ7 Weather)

HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND

High temperatures go from the 70s earlier in the week to the mid-60s by the weekend. We’ll see much drier air with plenty of sunshine throughout 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.

NEXT WEEK

Signs point to a more active weather pattern next week with multiple rain chances throughout the week. This could really help out areas that have dried out this fall so far.