Mostly dry and very hot once again this weekend

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DISCUSSION:  Warm daytime temperatures will lead into a pretty calm, but mild night. Temperatures out at tonight’s football games look to be in the low 70s and 60s, which isn’t too bad at all for this time of year. It’s looking like another great night for some competitive games in the 2 Virginias.

Football forecast tonight.

Another toasty weekend is in store for us as temperatures climb very high for this time of year. Mid to upper 80s are expected on Saturday as we warm up during the afternoon. We will see a few showers across the area in the afternoon and early evening, courtesy of a frontal boundary off to our north keeping things a bit unsettled. Any showers will lose their energy shortly before sunset, though.

Sunday should be very similar to Saturday, though it looks a little bit warmer and drier. Still, an isolated shower cannot be ruled out as highs top off in the upper 80s.

The weekend at a glance.

We will gladly take whatever rain we can get through the weekend. The latest drought monitor now includes our entire viewing area under the moderate drought.

Drought monitor.

Long range guidance is keeping us very warm even into parts of next week. Highs will continue to make a run at the 80s each day until we get some cooler air to break the pattern. Some models are showing a stronger wave of energy bringing that cooler air in at some point towards the middle to end of the week, though it is too far out to determine the exact timing or impacts we will see from it. Regardless, it will be nice to receive whatever rain and cooler air we can get.

Expected Peak For Fall Colors

Fall colors are starting to appear across the region. We are still a ways out from peak color, but you may notice leaves changing already. Most of the area will see peak colors by mid or late October. The further north you head, the quicker leaves change. With the dry spell we’ve been dealing with leaves can potentially fall before they even reach their peak colors, so some spots could be lackluster this year.

10 Day Forecast.

TONIGHT:
Staying dry, mild. Lows in the 60s.
SATURDAY:
A few afternoon showers. Hot with highs in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY:
Looking quiet with an isolated rain chance. Hot again with highs in the 80s.
MONDAY:
Isolated showers possible, otherwise dry. Highs in the 80s.
TUESDAY:
Dry. Highs in the mid 80s.
WEDNESDAY:
Still dry. Highs in the low 80s.
THURSDAY:
Looking unsettled. Highs in the 80s.
FRIDAY:
Rain possible. Highs in the 70s.
SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s.

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