Mid-week warming trend ahead of a major weekend pattern swap

Temperatures warm back up starting Wednesday
A mid-week warm up is followed by a major weekend cool down.
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:48 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:51 PM EDT
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  • Warming back up to near seasonable starting Wednesday
  • Sunshine and dry weather to end the week
  • Cold front brings a major weekend cool down


For those looking for some warmer weather, a south wind will offer some improvements. Not only will we notice highs back in the low 70s for most areas, we’ll also get that sunshine dominating the daytime sky for the next several days.

The warmest day this week will be Thursday as high temperatures will climb in the mid-upper 70s.

Sunshine returns as temperatures get back into the 70s.
Sunshine returns as temperatures get back into the 70s.(WDBJ Weather)


A strong, but mostly dry cold front pushes through the region on Friday. This will sent temperatures tumbling into the weekend as cooler air from Canada dips south.

Friday itself will remain mild with highs in the 70s. We’ll see plenty of sunshine with a few added clouds as the front moves through. However, with such a dry setup, we don’t anticipate any rain with this front.

With such a pronounced fall front, we’ll see dramatic pressure rise and cool air rushing in quickly. This will likely create gusty winds 15-25 mph, especially in some of the higher elevations Friday evening.


Highs by Saturday will only read in the 50s and low 60s (for a few lucky spots). It is possible that some of the coolest air we have felt since early spring will arrive this weekend with lows by Sunday morning dropping into the 30s! We can’t rule out the chance for some patchy frost Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Any fall outdoor activities should be good, just a little chilly as we look to stay dry for the weekend!


No named storms right now, but we are still in the middle of the tropical season and the Atlantic is still active. The NHC has a 30% chance (low) and a 70% chance (high) of cyclone development for two areas. The one that is at a 30% chance of development looks like it could move into the Caribbean. We will continue to monitor.

NHC 5 day outlook
NHC 5 day outlook(WDBJ Weather)

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