Major temperature drop behind today’s fall front

Most hometowns will drop into the 40s Thursday and Friday nights
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 3:47 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:05 PM EDT
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  • Any showers taper off by early afternoon
  • Temperatures drop quickly with increased winds
  • Below average temperatures to start the weekend

THURSDAY

The cold front is moving through the area right now with scattered showers along and ahead of the front. Have the umbrella ready to go just in case! These will quickly exit east by the middle of the afternoon. Once the front passes east winds will increase, gusting 10-20 mph through the evening with temperatures dropping quickly behind the front. The high of the day will take place around noon for areas along/west of the mountains.

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.

The high of the day has occurred with temperatures dropping through the rest of the afternoon.
The high of the day has occurred with temperatures dropping through the rest of the afternoon.(WDBJ7)

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.

Sunshine returns with much cooler temperatures.
Sunshine returns with much cooler temperatures.(WDBJ Weather)

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 continue to strengthen before passing just to the west of Bermuda.

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.

We continue to monitor Invest 98L which may become Hermine soon.
We continue to monitor Invest 98L which may become Hermine soon.(WDBJ Weather)

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