Fall vibes are in store for this weekend

Temperatures will drop below average with low humidity
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 11:06 PM EDT
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  • Cooler, drier air pushes in
  • Fairly quiet weather for Saturday
  • Few rain/storm chances possible Sunday

The fall-like front has moved through bringing much cooler air to the region just in time for the weekend. Dew points have been dropping leading to a more comfortable stretch of weather.

Thanks to clear skies, low temperatures tonight will be in the upper 50s. We may also see some early morning fog which should exit after sunrise.

The heat and humidity stay to the west with cooler weather for the weekend.
The heat and humidity stay to the west with cooler weather for the weekend.(WDBJ7)

THE WEEKEND

Saturday will feature sunshine with lower humidity. High temperatures Saturday will warm into the upper 60s in the western mountains to the lower 80s in the Piedmont. Lows Saturday night will generally be in the 50s.

Plan for more clouds to enter the area Sunday leading to variably cloudy skies. Models aren’t in agreement on the timing and placement of showers that will enter the area for the second half of the weekend. There’s an increasing chance Sunday could be wet and some point. The questions is will it be earlier in the day or Sunday night into Monday.

Regardless, plan for more clouds than sun and cool temperatures.

A few showers and storms are possible Sunday.
A few showers and storms are possible Sunday.(WDBJ7)

UNSETTLED WEEK AHEAD

We’re expecting more widespread showers and thunderstorms Monday. The threat of severe weather looks very low other than downpours at times. Rainfall should be in the .50 to 1-inch range Monday through Monday night.

The forecast for most of the week remains similar with daily isolated to scattered shower chances. The severe risk looks low thanks to the cooler than average temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. However, light steering winds will barely push the storms along, leading to slow-moving downpours and the risk of heavy rainfall.

Several rounds of showers are likely Monday with .50" to 1" possible.
Several rounds of showers are likely Monday with .50" to 1" possible.(WDBJ7)

MUCH COOLER WEEK

Looking ahead to next week: We hold on to cooler than normal conditions and more rain is likely to begin the new workweek.

Looking at cooler than normal conditions to continue even throughout next week!
Looking at cooler than normal conditions to continue even throughout next week!(WDBJ7)

TRACKING THE TROPICS

The National Hurricane Center has a low chance of cyclone formation in the Gulf. Regardless of development heavy rainfall is expected in Texas.

Track the latest in our Hurricane Center or on our new WDBJ7 Weather Stream.

The NHC has a low chance of cyclone formation in the Gulf. Regardless of development heavy...
The NHC has a low chance of cyclone formation in the Gulf. Regardless of development heavy rainfall is expected in Texas.(WDBJ7)