Big temperature swing expected by late week

Most hometowns will drop into the 40s Thursday night
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:59 PM EDT
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  • 80s and even low 90s build in as we say goodbye to summer on Wednesday
  • Cold front moves in Thursday; cool conditions move in
  • Staying mostly dry even to start the weekend

REST OF TUESDAY

Staying dry as we close out our work day with lows falling overnight into the 50s and low 60s. Clear skies will be with us and this will set us up with lots of sunshine on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY

An upper level ridge continues to strengthen providing us with toasty and above normal temperatures. Temperatures will soar for the last full day of summer with highs reaching the mid-upper 80s and low 90s.

Temperatures will be much warmer than normal in the 80s and low 90s for our last day of summer...
Temperatures will be much warmer than normal in the 80s and low 90s for our last day of summer on Wednesday.(WDBJ7)

Mild overnight lows are expected into Thursday morning in the 60s.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

We are tracking a second cold front for us this week. This will impact the area on Thursday with spotty showers moving through. Looks like most of us could still get by dry on Thursday, but have the umbrella ready to go just in case!

A front moves through on Thursday triggering a few stray showers.
A front moves through on Thursday triggering a few stray showers.(WDBJ Weather)

What everyone will notice is the drop in temperatures! Temperatures and humidity levels plummet behind the front thanks to a northwest breeze. Expect highs in the upper 70s and low 80s on Thursday, and upper 60s and low 70s on Friday. Overnight lows Thursday night into Friday morning will be in the 40s and this is the same for Saturday morning. So, it will definitely feel like fall to close out the week and for our first full weekend of fall!

Morning temperatures will be mild into Thursday morning, but after a cold front moves in we can...
Morning temperatures will be mild into Thursday morning, but after a cold front moves in we can expect some chilly air by Friday and Saturday morning.(WDBJ7)

THIS WEEKEND

Staying rain-free for Saturday, but another front heads our way later Sunday. Right now looks like we stay mostly dry throughout the day on Sunday with rain chances increasing overnight into Monday morning. This is all dependent on the timing of the front, so check back for updates.

Dry for Saturday, but a few showers will try to head into the area later Sunday.
Dry for Saturday, but a few showers will try to head into the area later Sunday.(WDBJ7)

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Hurricane Fiona is considered the first major hurricane for the 2022 Atlantic Season. A major hurricane means it has strengthened to category 3 status. Turks and Caicos islands are being impacted today.

As Fiona continues through the warm waters of the Atlantic is could strengthen into a Category 4 Hurricane before heading through Bermuda later this week.

Fiona is a major hurricane and looks to continue to strengthen as it heads towards Bermuda.
Fiona is a major hurricane and looks to continue to strengthen as it heads towards Bermuda.(WDBJ7)

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