Another chilly night ahead; warmer conditions expected by the weekend

Afternoon highs back to seasonable (70s) this weekend
Another cold night with lows in the 30s.
Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 3:49 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2022 at 4:48 PM EDT
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  • Lows in the upper 20s/low 30s tonight
  • Cooler than normal temperatures continue throughout the work week
  • Foliage peaking next few weekends plus warmer conditions build in

This has been some of the coldest early-October air in a decade or more as chilly, Canadian air drops south into the region. Danville actually tied a record low temperature Wednesday morning coming in at 28 degrees!

Danville tied their record low this morning coming in at 28 degrees! Brr!
Danville tied their record low this morning coming in at 28 degrees! Brr!(WDBJ7)

Overnight lows will dip into the 20s and low 30s again. The National Weather Service will not issue anymore freeze products as the growing season has come to a close, but a freeze will happen tonight thanks to those lows pushing below freezing.

Low temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s.
Low temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s.(WDBJ7)

THURSDAY

High temperatures will slowly creep back up a few degrees each day through the end of the week as the coldest air retreats to the north. Daytime highs only reach the upper 40s in the mountains to mid 50s elsewhere Thursday. While we do warm up, our highs are still about 10-15 degrees cooler than average.

Our Thursday will be slightly warmer than today, but the morning will be a cold one! Looks like the coldest morning temperatures we have seen so far will happen. We will wake up with temperatures reading in the 20s and low 30s Thursday morning. Highs will read in the 50s with a few low 60s. High pressure continues to build in bringing decreasing clouds and calmer conditions.

WARMING BY THE WEEKEND

By Friday, the heart of the colder air will retreat to the north allowing the “warmer” (a.k.a seasonable) temperatures to move back in. Highs warm to the low-mid 60s Friday with upper 60s and low 70s for Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be anywhere in the upper 30s and low-mid 40s through this time frame.

We slowly warm up as we head toward the weekend.
We slowly warm up as we head toward the weekend.(WDBJ Weather)

High pressure still holds throughout the weekend meaning we will stay mostly dry. There is a system that will trek up the coast from Florida throughout the weekend, but for not most of us will remain dry with mostly sunny skies. May see a shower graze by some folks to the east on Sunday.

Low pressure will ride along the coast and may bring a few showers on Sunday.
Low pressure will ride along the coast and may bring a few showers on Sunday.(WDBJ7)

NEXT WEEK

The start of the week will remain dry with seasonably warm temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. By late in the week, another cold front could bring some showers followed by another round of cooler air for next weekend. At this time, it doesn’t look as cold as what we’re experiencing this week!