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Wind: NW 8 MPH NW
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Today's Forecast

Friday

Daytime

Early clouds & some patchy drizzle; Becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon; Windy & much cooler
54°

Wind: NW 10-20 mph gusting to 35

Activity Meter: 3

Early clouds & some patchy drizzle; Becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon; Windy & much cooler

 

Overnight

Becoming clear; Chilly
37°

Wind: NW 5-15 mph becoming light

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming clear; Chilly

Winds Of Change

Morning cloudiness and some spotty early drizzle will give way to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Temperatures will be almost 30-degrees cooler than Thursday. Halloween features more nice weather, but remaining on the cool side. We get a brief bump-up in temperatures for Sunday, along with a passing light shower risk. Then, the coldest air thus far this fall invades for Sunday night and Monday. After our Thursday morning frog-strangler, the dry reprieve is a welcome change.

Ray Russell's 2020-2021 Winter Fearless Forecast is now available. The bottom line for the forecast is: 1) less than average snow and 2) slightly warmer than average temperatures. We will have a few significant snow events but prolonged cold periods will be difficult to sustain. Get all the details here. The Fearless Forecast is sponsored by Peak Insurance Group.

The 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar is in stores now. Visit RaysMarketPlace.com for a complete listing of retailers or purchase online.  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the important work of the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

7-Day Forecast

Saturday

Daytime

Bright sunshine, but cool; Pleasant Halloween
55°

Wind: Light SE

Activity Meter: 3

Bright sunshine, but cool; Pleasant Halloween

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds; Full Blue Harvest Moon for Halloween night
42°

Wind: Light SE

Activity Meter: 3

Scattered clouds; Full Blue Harvest Moon for Halloween night

Sunday

Daytime

Some extra clouds; Maybe a passing shower or sprinkle
63°

Wind: Light SW becoming NW

Activity Meter: 3

Some extra clouds; Maybe a passing shower or sprinkle

 

Overnight

Becoming clear; Much colder; Blustery
32°

Wind: NW 10-20 mph & gusty

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming clear; Much colder; Blustery

Monday

Daytime

Bright sunshine; Chilly
48°

Activity Meter: 2

Bright sunshine; Chilly

 

Overnight

Clear, cold & frosty
29°

Activity Meter: 2

Clear, cold & frosty

Tuesday

Daytime

Widespread frost early; Sunshine; Not as chilly by afternoon
59°

Activity Meter: 3

Widespread frost early; Sunshine; Not as chilly by afternoon

 

Overnight

Clear; Chilly
35°

Activity Meter: 3

Clear; Chilly

Wednesday

Daytime

Sunny and milder
64°

Activity Meter: 4

Sunny and milder

 

Overnight

Clear and cool
40°

Activity Meter: 4

Clear and cool

Thursday

Daytime

Mostly sunny; Pleasant
66°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly sunny; Pleasant

 

Overnight

Mostly clear
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly clear

Discussion

Winds Of Change

Zeta is long gone, and now Canadian high pressure will be building into the mountains on gusty northwesterly winds today. After yesterday’s warmth (temperatures zoomed into the 80s in the lower elevations) in the wake of the tropical storm, we will be drastically cooler today behind the cold front.

High pressure will be centered over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday, providing mostly clear and cool conditions. The Blue Hunter’s Moon will be spectacular and fitting for Halloween night.

A strong, but moisture-deprived cold front arrives on Sunday with some extra clouds and maybe a passing light shower or sprinkle. Temperatures will get a little boost ahead of the cold front during the daytime, before much colder air arrives for Sunday night and Monday. It will be the coldest since last spring across the area.

Other than the shower risk with the front on Sunday, the forecast is high-and-dry.

Friday

Daytime

Early clouds & some patchy drizzle; Becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon; Windy & much cooler
54°

Wind: NW 10-20 mph gusting to 35

Activity Meter: 3

Early clouds & some patchy drizzle; Becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon; Windy & much cooler

 

Overnight

Becoming clear; Chilly
37°

Wind: NW 5-15 mph becoming light

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming clear; Chilly

Winds Of Change

Morning cloudiness and some spotty early drizzle will give way to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Temperatures will be almost 30-degrees cooler than Thursday. Halloween features more nice weather, but remaining on the cool side. We get a brief bump-up in temperatures for Sunday, along with a passing light shower risk. Then, the coldest air thus far this fall invades for Sunday night and Monday. After our Thursday morning frog-strangler, the dry reprieve is a welcome change.

Ray Russell's 2020-2021 Winter Fearless Forecast is now available. The bottom line for the forecast is: 1) less than average snow and 2) slightly warmer than average temperatures. We will have a few significant snow events but prolonged cold periods will be difficult to sustain. Get all the details here. The Fearless Forecast is sponsored by Peak Insurance Group.

The 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar is in stores now. Visit RaysMarketPlace.com for a complete listing of retailers or purchase online.  A portion of the proceeds goes to support the important work of the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

Saturday

Daytime

Bright sunshine, but cool; Pleasant Halloween
55°

Wind: Light SE

Activity Meter: 3

Bright sunshine, but cool; Pleasant Halloween

 

Overnight

Scattered clouds; Full Blue Harvest Moon for Halloween night
42°

Wind: Light SE

Activity Meter: 3

Scattered clouds; Full Blue Harvest Moon for Halloween night

Sunday

Daytime

Some extra clouds; Maybe a passing shower or sprinkle
63°

Wind: Light SW becoming NW

Activity Meter: 3

Some extra clouds; Maybe a passing shower or sprinkle

 

Overnight

Becoming clear; Much colder; Blustery
32°

Wind: NW 10-20 mph & gusty

Activity Meter: 3

Becoming clear; Much colder; Blustery

Monday

Daytime

Bright sunshine; Chilly
48°

Activity Meter: 2

Bright sunshine; Chilly

 

Overnight

Clear, cold & frosty
29°

Activity Meter: 2

Clear, cold & frosty

Tuesday

Daytime

Widespread frost early; Sunshine; Not as chilly by afternoon
59°

Activity Meter: 3

Widespread frost early; Sunshine; Not as chilly by afternoon

 

Overnight

Clear; Chilly
35°

Activity Meter: 3

Clear; Chilly

Wednesday

Daytime

Sunny and milder
64°

Activity Meter: 4

Sunny and milder

 

Overnight

Clear and cool
40°

Activity Meter: 4

Clear and cool

Thursday

Daytime

Mostly sunny; Pleasant
66°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly sunny; Pleasant

 

Overnight

Mostly clear
43°

Activity Meter: 4

Mostly clear

Winds Of Change

Zeta is long gone, and now Canadian high pressure will be building into the mountains on gusty northwesterly winds today. After yesterday’s warmth (temperatures zoomed into the 80s in the lower elevations) in the wake of the tropical storm, we will be drastically cooler today behind the cold front.

High pressure will be centered over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday, providing mostly clear and cool conditions. The Blue Hunter’s Moon will be spectacular and fitting for Halloween night.

A strong, but moisture-deprived cold front arrives on Sunday with some extra clouds and maybe a passing light shower or sprinkle. Temperatures will get a little boost ahead of the cold front during the daytime, before much colder air arrives for Sunday night and Monday. It will be the coldest since last spring across the area.

Other than the shower risk with the front on Sunday, the forecast is high-and-dry.