Fall front brings major cool-down to end week

Most hometowns will drop into the 40s Thursday and Friday nights
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:53 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT
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  • Cold front arrives Thursday; cooler conditions follow
  • Isolated showers possible with front
  • Below average temperatures to start the weekend

REST OF TODAY

We’re ending summer with above average temperatures as highs reach the upper 80s and low 90s. We’ll remain dry for the rest of the day and night. Mild overnight lows are expected to drop to the mid 60s Thursday morning.

THURSDAY

The much anticipated cold front will put an end to the big heat. While a stray shower can’t be ruled out during the afternoon, this front will mostly be a dry one. Have the umbrella ready to go just in case! Once the front passes east, skies will clear and winds will increase, gusting 10-20 mph Thursday evening.

Temperatures and humidity levels plummet behind the front thanks to a northwest breeze. Expect highs in the upper 70s and low 80s Thursday.

A front moves through Thursday with a stray shower possible.
A front moves through Thursday with a stray shower possible.(WDBJ)

You may want a jacket or blanket for the WVU and VT game Thursday night as temperatures will drop down into the 50s and 60s with breezy conditions. Overnight temperatures will continue to fall with lows falling in the 40s.

Temperatures take a tumble behind the cold front Thursday.
Temperatures take a tumble behind the cold front Thursday.(WDBJ)

FRIDAY

We end the week with much cooler temperatures both during the day and at night. Lows slip to the mid 40s Friday morning and only reach the upper 60s to low 70s during the afternoon.

THIS WEEKEND

Starting off the weekend temperatures will be in the 40s on Saturday morning. High temperatures Saturday will read in the low to mid 70s for most. Temperatures on Sunday will gradually warm up into the 70s and low 80s (near seasonable). So, it will definitely feel like fall to close out the week and for our first full weekend of fall!

Mostly dry conditions 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 (category 3 or higher) for the 2022 Atlantic Season! This morning Fiona has strengthened to a category four with winds at 130 MPH.

Fiona has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane.
Fiona has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane.(WDBJ7)

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

Tropical Storm Gaston formed Tuesday and will not impact the United States.

Gaston will stay in the northern part of the Atlantic.
Gaston will stay in the northern part of the Atlantic.(WDBJ7)

We’re also watching 98L as it may impact the United States next week. Right now most models are hinting at it travelling through the Caribbean and heading through the Gulf. Next name on the list is Hermine.

Invest 98L may affect the United States as we head toward next week. Something we'll continue...
Invest 98L may affect the United States as we head toward next week. Something we'll continue to monitor.(WDBJ Weather)

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