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Frigid night kicks off cool weekend

Lows fall into the teens and 20s tonight
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 3:53 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 4:15 PM EST
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  • Coldest night of the season so far
  • Clouds increase this weekend
  • Another strong front Sunday night

Did you happen to see the partial lunar eclipse. It peaked just after 4 AM this morning. Our skies cleared just in time. Check this picture out caught right around the peak of the partial lunar eclipse.

A beautiful picture of the peak of the lunar eclipse.
A beautiful picture of the peak of the lunar eclipse.(WDBJ Weather)

TONIGHT

Layer up! Temperatures will plummet tonight as cold air builds in. Lows are expected to fall into the 20s area-wide with a number of elevated valleys even dipping into the teens under clear skies. Thankfully, winds will gradually decrease this evening.

Frigid overnight as lows fall into the 20s in most areas with a few spots even colder!
Frigid overnight as lows fall into the 20s in most areas with a few spots even colder!(WDBJ7 Weather)

THE WEEKEND

After a brief warm-up this past week, our weather returns to more seasonable levels this weekend. Expect chilly mornings with cool afternoon highs. Clouds will be on the increase throughout the weekend thanks to an approaching system (our next front). Highs should be a bit warmer on Sunday with winds back out of the south.

Saturday: High clouds increase in the afternoon with highs in the 40s. Winds will be much lighter.

Sunday: Cloudy skies will limit heating despite southerly winds. Still, warmer than Saturday with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Slight chance of late showers to the west.

Clouds on the increase with seasonable highs.
Clouds on the increase with seasonable highs.(WDBJ7 Weather)

EARLY NEXT WEEK

Another cold front will move through the region late Sunday into Monday. This front will once again bring us a chance of showers, but it will also bring in a reinforcing shot of colder air and gusty winds to kick off Thanksgiving week. The coldest of the air will build in on Tuesday where highs will only be in the 30s and 40s.

Another blast of colder air moves in early next week.
Another blast of colder air moves in early next week.(WDBJ Weather)

THANKSGIVING

As of now, Thanksgiving week is looking pretty quiet with high pressure in control the second half of the week. Highs will even warm up some with 60s back in the forecast. We don’t foresee any major travel issues.